By Clifford D. Simak
Tensions upward thrust and terror runs rampant while the citizens of a small city are trapped in the confines in their village by way of an invasive strength from an alternative dimension
not anything a lot ever occurs in Millville, a small, secluded Middle-American community—until the day Brad Carter discovers he's not able to go away. It’s not only the approximately bankrupt actual property agent who’s being held prisoner; any other resident is usually being constrained in the town’s obstacles via an invisible strength box that can't be breached. As neighborhood tensions swiftly achieve brink, a suite of surprising situations leads Brad to the resource in their captivity, making him humanity’s reluctant ambassador to an alien race of sentient flowers, and aware about those jailers’ final intentions. yet a few of Millville’s strongest voters don’t take kindly to Carter’s “collaboration with the enemy,” even below the surprising risk of worldwide apocalypse.
a long time sooner than Stephen King trapped a complete city in Under the Dome, technology fiction Grand grasp Clifford D. Simak explored the stunning results of communal captivity on an unsuspecting inhabitants. Nominated for the Nebula Award, All Flesh Is Grass is a riveting masterwork that brilliantly reinvents the alien invasion tale.
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Esdan sat still, looking down over the still water of the pool to the lower terraces, the big tree, the misty river, the far green shore. May he be well and work well, have patience, compassion, peace. What use was I, ever? All I did. It never was any use. Patience, compassion, peace. They are your own people…. He looked down at the thick blob of spittle on the yellow sandstone of the terrace. Fool, to leave his own people a lifetime behind him and come to meddle with another world. Fool, to think you could give anybody freedom.
You’re all right? Be careful, Kamsa. I wish I—They’re leaving tomorrow, they say. ” “I do. Do you be safe, sir,” she said in her soft voice. He did not know if it was a question or a wish. He made a little rueful gesture, smiling. She turned to leave. ” “She was with that one. ” He was afraid that Banarkamye’s men might execute these people when they left, as “collaborators” or to hide their own tracks. “We got a hole to go to, like you said,” she said. “Good. Go there, if you can. Vanish! ” She was closing the door behind her when the sound of a flyer approaching buzzed the windows.
With his parents at first, later on alone. His uncle and aunt had grown up in Darranda and were not pueblo people. Their children were. They had grown up in Arkanan and belonged to it entirely. The eldest, Suhan, fourteen years older than Esdan, had been born with irreparable brain and neural defects, and it was for his sake that his parents had settled in a pueblo. There was a place for him there. He became a herdsman. He went up on the mountains with the yama, animals the South Hainish had brought over from O a millennium or so ago.