Way Station by Clifford Simak:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A gentle classic by Simak; the writing of this book has a strong echo of the last century. Aliens and interstellar culture are used to help us understand the unfamiliar in our own lives here on Earth. Originally published as Here Gather the Stars in two parts in Galaxy Magazine in June and August 1963, this great book won the Hugo Award for Best Novel for 1964. Select an invention:

Rifle Range (Virtual Shooting Range) - virtual skeet shooting designed by aliens

Talisman - focus on your hopes

Transparent, Frictionless Coating - no stick before teflon

Way Station - galactic station master

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