FORGOTTEN BOOKS #84: THEY WALKED LIKE MEN By Clifford D. Simak




They Walked Like Men is an alien invasion novel. Simak sets up a puzzle where newspaper columnist Parker Graves finds himself confronted with shapeshifting aliens who can inhabit “dolls” that allow them to pass as humans. Another group of aliens enters the fray to take over the Earth, but Parker Graves is torn between trusting them or suspecting they are far worse than the original alien invaders. Clifford D. Simak was once considered the equal of Heinlein and Asimov. Sadly, Simak’s work has drifted into the “forgotten” category despite its excellence.

28 thoughts on “FORGOTTEN BOOKS #84: THEY WALKED LIKE MEN By Clifford D. Simak

  1. Richard Robinson

    Looks like your image got tagged with an ad there, George. Maybe an edit is needed?

    Ah, Simak.I think the first of his work I read was The Cosmic Engineers, in Astounding SF, but I think my favorite remains City. Good stuff.

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  2. Scott Cupp

    Another great choice, George. I love the pastoral feel of a lot of Simak which is why WAY STATION is my favorite of his.

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  3. Jeff Meyerson