Ring Around the Sun (Paperback)

Ring Around the Sun By Clifford D. Simak Cover Image

Ring Around the Sun (Paperback)


In this classic novel by the Science Fiction Grand Master, a writer searching for explanations uncovers the existence of mutants and multiple Earths: “First-rate Simak” (The New York Times).

Author Jay Vickers would like nothing more than to be left alone so he can finish his next book. But “there’s something strange going on,” as his peculiar neighbor, Horton Flanders, says. For instance, the market is filling with new inventions that supposedly last forever—cars, razors, cigarette lighters, and more. Individuals and whole families are disappearing. Soon, even Mr. Flanders vanishes—but not before leaving Vickers a note.

Following Flanders’s advice, Vickers travels to his childhood home, where he makes a fantastic discovery. It is a mere child’s toy, a brightly colored whistling top. But for Jay Vickers, it leads to other worlds and answers all his questions. What happened to all the vanished people? Who is behind these helpful inventions? And what sort of being would want to stop them. . . ?

“Unforgettable.” —New York Herald Tribune

“Solid entertainment, with plenty of startling plot twists.” —The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

“Some of the most ingenious plot twists in recent science-fiction.” —Galaxy
During his fifty-five-year career, CLIFFORD D. SIMAK produced some of the most iconic science fiction stories ever written. Born in 1904 on a farm in southwestern Wisconsin, Simak got a job at a small-town newspaper in 1929 and eventually became news editor of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, writing fiction in his spare time.
Simak was best known for the book City, a reaction to the horrors of World War II, and for his novel Way Station. In 1953 City was awarded the International Fantasy Award, and in following years, Simak won three Hugo Awards and a Nebula Award. In 1977 he became the third Grand Master of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and before his death in 1988, he was named one of three inaugural winners of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Product Details ISBN: 9781504079815
ISBN-10: 1504079817
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 266
Language: English
“Here is straight science fantasy. . . . It deals with the daydream of a Better World Next Door; the powers of paranormal magics like the mesmerizing spin of a child’s top; a superscience that can produce indestructible modern conveniences practically free of charge; and the inspiring struggle between the humdrum dirtiness of Earthly industrialism and the enchantment of far-advanced science of the ‘better’ parallel world.” —Galaxy