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Married: Agnes Kuchenberg When: April 13, 1929

Died: April 25, 1988 Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Interred: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Awarded: International Fantasy Award for novel, City (1953). Hugos for "The Big Front Yard" (1959 Novelette); Way Station (1964 Novel); and for "Grotto of the Dancing Deer" (1981 Short Story). The 1976 SFWA's award of Grand Master. Nebula for "Grotto of the Dancing Deer" (1980 Short Story). 1973 First Fandom Hall of Fame.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Simak moved about the midwest during the 1930s until he finally ended up in Minneapolis with a job working for the Minneapolis Star. He stayed there through 1976, becoming news editor of the Star in 1949.

Clifford was one of those great, innovative SF writers that the 1950s had in abundance (although he began selling SF in the early 1930's). He may be even more popular in the UK than in the US. Simak loved to use 'doors between dimensions' as a device to allow his characters to move about the universe. City will likely be Simak's hallmark book, but there are many highly notable such as Time and Again and Cemetery World.

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