All Flesh is Grass

All Flesh is Grass A mysterious invisible barrier suddenly encloses a small out of the way American town It s been put there by a galactic intelligence intent on imposing harmony and cooperation on the different people

  • Title: All Flesh is Grass
  • Author: Clifford D. Simak
  • ISBN: 9780413599902
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • A mysterious invisible barrier suddenly encloses a small, out of the way American town It s been put there by a galactic intelligence intent on imposing harmony and cooperation on the different peoples of the universe But to the inhabitants, the barrier evokes stark terror.

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    1. Clifford D. Simak

      He was honored by fans with three Hugo awards and by colleagues with one Nebula award and was named the third Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA in 1977 See enpedia wiki Clifford

    277 thoughts on “All Flesh is Grass”

    1. It's 1965, so there's a general sense of small town glorification and everymen are everywhere. This novel happens to be one of Simak's most firmly grounded in modern ('60's modern) society, and that's the expectations I had when I began reading.And then we've got our WTH moment. How many impenetrable domes encapsulate small towns in SF, anyway? Stephen King did it twice, first in Tommyknockers and then in The Dome, but is there a direct line connection to this tale or how far back does the conce [...]

    2. Clifford D. Simak was an American science fiction author, writing from the 1930's-1980's. He won numerous honors including three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award, plus he was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America, as well as receiving recognition in the genre of horror. He was also a person who was very concerned about the fate of mankind in light of the rise of nuclear weapons during his time, and the turmoil of nations at war, as well as the violence within people's ow [...]

    3. In the 1966 3-D movie "The Bubble," later rereleased as "Fantastic Invasion of Planet Earth," an impenetrable and transparent dome of unknown origin encases a small American town, trapping its residents inside. Forty-three years later, in Stephen King's doorstop best seller of 2009, "Under the Dome," another American town, Chester's Mill, is similarly and mysteriously ensnared. Beating both these projects to the punch, however, and a possible inspiration for both of them, was Clifford D. Simak's [...]

    4. [the interesting words are in the comments]This is a book.Filled with words.One of those words is spleen (which is an innately funny word).Another of those words is pandemonium (which is one of my favourite words - I'm going to name a puppy Pandemonium one day, and call him Pan for short).Mr Simak knows many good words and arranges them into a story, with a beginning, a middle and end.It is a good book.I highly recommend you spend your dollarpounds on this product at (or , or whatever your loca [...]

    5. 3.0 stars. I am a fan of Cliff Simak's work and really enjoyed Way Station, City and The Goblin Reservation. I liked this book too, but not quite as much as the three previously listed. In typical Simak fashion, we have aliens arriving at a small rural town (in this case an invisible barrier completely cuts off the town of Milville from the rest of the planet) and introduce humanity to the wider universe. Well written with decent characters and Simak's trademark "small town" feel, it was a good, [...]

    6. Отново всичко живо е треваЦялото ревю тук: knijenpetar/2015/ Колко е хубаво да се завърнеш в един прекрасен свят, особено ако е с мирис на хартия и още нещо - свят, сътворен от Саймък и пълен с чудесата на класическата фантастика. „Всичко живо е трева“ навърши 50 години, откакто украс [...]

    7. “Всичко живо е трева” и с аромат на цветя: knigolandiafo/2011/09/bПореден роман на Клифърд Саймък (след “Гробищен свят” и “Градът”), който чета със закъснение и съжаление за пропуска през тийнейджърските ми години. И отново се изумявам от умението му от една дребна идея да създаде н [...]

    8. "Никое друго живо същество не е развило понятието красота. Само човек от земята би изкопал някъде от горите две-три самотни цветенца, би ги донесъл вкъщи и би се грижил за тях заради красотата им… А до този момент и на самите Цветя и през ум не им е минавало, че са красиви. Ник [...]

    9. Саймък отново успя да ме впечатли. Всичко изглежда простичко, може би дори не толкова оригинално, може би даже банално, но въпреки това "Всичко живо е трева" е изключително вдъхновяваща. Това е може би втората ми среща с автора, но, да, оставам си необяснимо и дълбоко впечатле [...]

    10. Kā gan es par šo grāmatu neko neuzrakstīju?! Ak. Šī bija dikti laba. Negribu būt spoilers, tāpēc vienkārši iesaku izlasīt tiem, kam varētu patikt zinātnieciski fantastisks romāns par dimensijām un laiktelpām, pasaulēm un dzīvībām, mieru, psiholoģiju, arī politika, nodevība un cilvēku savstārpējās attiecības ar viens otru un dabu. Bija interesanti un aizraujoši lasīt. Šizīgi, fantastiski, pat dziļi. 🌻

    11. Саймък разказва хубаво, безспорен факт. Ала очаквах нещо по-различно от „Всичко живо е трева“. Дали защото имах твърде големи очаквания, или може би представата ми за извънземни не съвпада с някакви лилави цветя, но откровено казано, книгата не ме впечатли толкова, колкото [...]

    12. What an engaging and absorbing book! Written in 1965 - many years before Stephen King's Under the Dome - it posits a very unusual first contact scenario, not from outer space, but from another dimension. Not another animal species but from a plant. Fascinating!Clifford Simak's language and story building I was first exposed to in Way Station (1963) but it was so much more advanced by the time he wrote this one. Just incredible.

    13. A decent effort but with a flawed ending.Brad is a likeable enough character who behaves in a believable way, not too smart or dumb or heroic, a reasonable everyman.The other characters are the usual Simak mixture of small town life, some nice some not.The pace is good, lots of things happen in a short space of time so there is plenty going on, not action in the adventure sense but never dull.The plot is also good with a few twists and turns, it uses a recurring theme of Simak's with time treate [...]

    14. I recently re-read this, and discovered what I'd forgotten - what a consummate literary writer Simak could be. This story, while it's about an invisible barrier and the aliens that create it, is a classic exploration of small-town America. Extremely readable, with likeable characters that consider problems the way you and I might. The language and story aren't zippy action sequences, but flowing prose about real people. Definitely worth reading if you like intelligent writing.This story reminds [...]

    15. First sf book I ever read, stumbled upon it in the local library, got me totally hooked on the genre. Great sf starting point for any young reader (not actually YA). A little bit like Stephen King's Under The Dome but without the violence. Simak's compassion shines through in all his stories.

    16. This is a classic old Sci-Fi from one of the original, award winning authors of the genera. Simak starting publishing in the 1930's and Flesh was published in 1965 (I think) so let that stand as a warning to people who are used to modern Sci-Fi; it is low on the Sci, high on the Fi and might be classed as fantasy if it was written today. Also, the people and society are 60's not modern. Simak was known for having a few repeating themes and the ones that are most obvious in this one are a rural A [...]

    17. Tidbit of information on the title: "All flesh is grass" is a phrase from the Old Testament in Isaiah 40:6. The interpretation is that human life is transitory. Mr. Simak comes up with some of the most interesting and unique stories. To top it off, his writing style is warm and inviting. In this book, extraterrestrials attempt to impose social harmony on a small rural town which they have enclosed in an invisible bubble. Read this excerpt:I wasn`t driving fast and there was a lot of room for the [...]

    18. Seems like a proto-Way Station, but this came a couple of years AFTER the more famous Way Station, which leads me to conclude that Simak was still working out his thoughts about human entry into the greater galactic culture via the hands of a more powerful alien race. Less contemplative than its predecessor, the aliens in this novel are a meadow of flowers that promise humanity everything in exchange for giving up nuclear power, but at the same time, trap a small town beneath a dome, making the [...]

    19. Turpinās mans Fantastikas pasaulē sērijas projekts. Šoreiz lasīšanai izvēlējos vienu sava favorītautora darbu, par kuru neko daudz neatcerējos. Varu derēt, ka esmu lasījis šo mazpilsētas stāstu pāris reizes, bet ļoti, ļoti sen.Kādā mazā ASV pilsētiņā kādu dienu sāk notikt dīvainas lietas. Neredzams kupols, kas norobežo pilsētiņas iedzīvotājus no apkārtējās pasaules. Bankrotējušam apdrošināšanas aģentam Berdam ofisā uz galda pēkšņi parādās telefons b [...]

    20. Интересна книга, чете се изключително бързо. Голяма част от героите са доста клиширани характери, но това помага да се наблегне на това колко различен е новият народ, с които се сблъскват те.

    21. Клифърд Доналд Саймък е най-големият пацифист между писателите-фантасти. Добре е човек да се замисли върху колко милиона читатели е повлиял със своите вселенски послания за мир."Всичко живо е трева" е произведение в жанр "мека" научна фантастика. Книгата донякъде прилича на [...]

    22. "- Ведь только за последние две тысячи лет или около того люди научились чувствовать красоту, увидели прекрасное в природе. Пещерному человеку и в голову не приходило, что цветок - это красиво- Верно. Больше ни одно живое существо, ни одно племя не додумалось до такого поняти [...]

    23. Класическа фантастика за първия контакт с разумна извънземна форма на живот, която обаче е с толкова необикновен и невероятен вид и пристига по същото толкова неочакван начин, че човешките възприятия и разум са победени от първичните страхове от неизвестното и необичайно [...]

    24. Captivating first contact tale like no other. Simak's trademark 'personal' style is in full effect: compassionate without becoming too cloying. Beautiful stuff.

    25. Simak is one of my favorite sci-fi authors - he never disappoints. This is probably one of his best books.

    26. Не мога да не се запитам, доколко Стивън Кинг се е повлиял от тази книга за "Под купола".

    27. A Precursor Book of Under the DomeHumans in a small community are dealing with aliens, a purple flower. The purple flowers have intelligence and are reaching out to humans to help them in their ability to develop tools and to learn more. Many political people including a General sees the aliens as attempting to gain power over humans and therefore looking at war to annihilate the aliens, and in the process, all the people of this community. Though these people have "bad guys", they are looking a [...]

    28. This 1965 novel starts off well, with a small town suddenly sealed off with invisible walls. The tension dissipates, however as, early on, Simak flashbacks to the previous day. Brad Carter, the main character and narrator, is not particularly interesting or likeable, and the rural Midwest types that populate Millville are underdeveloped. The aliens make for an mildly intriguing presence, though their motives remain murky. I was reminded of a "Twilight Zone" episode that didn't quite work. I went [...]

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