|Author||Clifford D. Simak|
|Cover artist||Ronald Fratell|
|Media type||Print (hardback & paperback)|
Way Station is a 1963 science fiction novel by American writer Clifford D. Simak, originally published as Here Gather the Stars in two parts in Galaxy Magazine in June and August 1963. Way Station won the 1964 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Enoch Wallace, an American Civil War veteran, is chosen by an alien to administer a way station for interplanetary travel. His job is to monitor the machinery of the way station and make sure arrival conditions meet the biological needs of the wide variety of aliens. He is the only human being who knows of the existence of these aliens until almost a hundred years later, when the US government becomes aware of and suspicious about his failure to age or die.
Awards and nominations
- Way Station won the 1964 Hugo Award for Best Novel.
- Way Station placed 27th in the 1966 Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll
- Way Station placed in a tie for 25th (with Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke) in the 1987 Locus All-Time Poll
- Way Station placed 31st in the 1998 Locus All-Time Poll
Film, TV or theatrical adaptations
- "Worlds Without End 1964 Hugo list". Retrieved 2011-04-28.
- "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1966 Astounding/Analog All-Time Poll". Archived from the original on 2014-08-27. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
- "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1987 Locus All-Time Poll". Archived from the original on 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2008-05-17.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- "The Locus Index to SF Awards: 1998 Locus All-Time Poll". Archived from the original on 2011-09-17. Retrieved 2008-05-17.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
- Morfoot, Addie (2004-12-04). "Revelstone goes to 'Way Station'". Variety. Retrieved 2008-05-17.
- "MATT REEVES' 6TH & IDAHO LANDS SCI-FI CLASSIC WAY STATION FOR NETFLIX". Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 2019-09-14.