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In the long ago I used to enjoy reading a lot of science fiction. My favorite science fiction novel was Dune by Frank Herbert.
I decided to read Way Station by Clifford Simak (1904 to 1988, Wisconsin, USA) for three reasons, it was a Hugo Award Winning novel, the description intrigued me and the Kindle edition was on sale for $0.99.
The central character in Way Station is Enoch, he is over 100 years old but looks thirty. Ever since the civil war (the story seems set in the 1920s, in rural America. Enoch was always a loner, made more so by his war experiences. One day a stranger wandered up to his house. He turned out to be an alien and he set up on Enoch's property a Way Station for intergalactic travelers. Beyond earth there exists a huge universe of much more advanced beings who have a way of traveling through space involving transmission to Way stations throughout the universe. Enoch becomes fascinated with the aliens who visit him. He begins to attract attention from neighbors and the government. Simak does a great job making this all very believable and super interesting.
There are very suspenseful events involving a deaf mute girl and her brutal father, the CIA and a sinister alien.
Way Station was a lot of fun, easy quick reading that will make you think.