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World That Couldn't Be (Version 2)

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In this thought-provoking novel, Clifford D. Simak takes readers on a journey to a world that is seemingly perfect, yet ultimately unattainable. The story follows a group of individuals who discover a parallel universe where technology has not advanced past a certain point, and society has maintained a sense of simplicity and harmony that is lacking in their own world.

As the characters grapple with the idea of abandoning their own world for this seemingly idyllic alternative, they are forced to confront the underlying flaws and complexities of both societies. Simak's exploration of the concept of utopia versus dystopia is both compelling and insightful, challenging readers to question the nature of progress and the true meaning of happiness.

The author's writing style is lyrical and immersive, drawing readers into the intricacies of the parallel world and the characters' emotional struggles. While the pacing of the story may feel slow at times, the intricate world-building and philosophical themes more than make up for it.

Overall, "World That Couldn't Be (Version 2)" is a thought-provoking and engaging read that will leave readers reflecting on the nature of society, technology, and the pursuit of a perfect world. Fans of speculative fiction and philosophical literature will find much to enjoy in this novel.

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The planet where his new plantation was established was very strange, with a complete lack of sex; all of his workers and all the animals and plants had no sex at all; they were all 'its'. But like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops—and whatever animal ate his vua plants was going to die. Of course he had no idea what this one looked like or what it was like, but whatever it was, he would track it and his rifle would bring it down. It was a very interesting hunt with a very interesting ending. Simak has written another delightful story that will keep you listening and wondering to the very end. With maybe a chuckle and guffaw on top. Listen and find out why.

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