Title: Kindergarten

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Title: Kindergarten Title Record # 45720
Author: Clifford D. Simak
Date: 1953-07-00
Length: novelette
Language: English
Synopsis: A man has moved countryside after a diagnosis of terminal cancer. One day he finds a strange machine nearby his house. The machine gives him a statue made of jade. A young woman who lives nearby gets a small bottle of eloquent perfume. Soon other people stat to come and everyone gets something - something which they have hoped. Then the machine starts to build something, and military gets very interested in what is going on. At the same time the polio epidemic which has been going on disappears suddenly. The military starts to suspect that the man has something to do with the alien machine and captures him. After through study they are convinced that the man is human after all and relax so much that man is able to escape. He has a powerful compulsion to return to the site. He meets the young woman from the next door from his cottage, and she also has the compulsion to return. They return. Meanwhile the military has tried to attack the now gigantic building which has appeared without any success. The couple gets inside feel welcome, and start learning things - in "kindergarten".
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Other Titles

Year Language Title
1956 French L'école du bonheur
1966 German Geschenke von den Sternen
1966 Italian Kindergarten


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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1953 1953-07-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Galaxy Science Fiction [UK], v3 #9 1953-11-00 ed. H. L. Gold Strato Publications   1/6 132 digest? mag Emsh Checkmark
Portals of Tomorrow: The Best Tales of Science Fiction and Other Fantasy 1954-05-00 ed. August Derleth Rinehart   $3.75 xii+
hc? anth Checkmark
Portals of Tomorrow 1955-01-00 ed. August Derleth Rinehart / SFBC   $1.15 x+
hc? anth Fiorello & Marmaras Checkmark
Strangers in the Universe 1956-00-00 Clifford D. Simak Simon & Schuster   $3.50 371 hc? coll Charles Skaggs (artist) Checkmark
Portals of Tomorrow 1956-00-00 ed. August Derleth Cassell & Company   12/6 x+
hc? anth Mudge-Marriott Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #34 September 1956 1956-09-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 148 digest? mag Checkmark
Strangers in the Universe 1957-05-00 Clifford D. Simak Simon & Schuster / SFBC   $1.15 280 hc? coll Charles Skaggs (artist) Checkmark
Strangers in the Universe 1958-00-00 Clifford D. Simak Faber and Faber   15/- 264 hc? coll  
Strangers in the Universe 1959-05-00 Clifford D. Simak The Science Fiction Book Club (UK) 38 5/6 264 hc? coll C. W. Bacon Checkmark
Strangers in the Universe 1962-02-00 Clifford Simak Panther 1332 2/6 191 pb? coll John Richards Checkmark
Galaxy 5 1966-04-00 ed. Walter Ernsting Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3068) 3068 DM 2.40 158 pb? anth Atelier Heinrichs Checkmark
Stranieri nell'universo 1966-06-30 Clifford D. Simak Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #28)   1,700 Lit 396 hc? coll Rocco Borella Checkmark
Stranieri nell'universo 1971-00-00 Clifford D. Simak Casa Editrice La Tribuna (Science Fiction Book Club (Italy) #28)   1,700 Lit 396 hc? coll Rocco Borella  
Brother and Other Stories 1986-00-00 Clifford D. Simak Severn House 0-7278-1417-6 £8.95 165 hc? coll Nigel Hills Checkmark
Brother and Other Stories 1988-12-00 Clifford D. Simak Methuen 0-413-17760-2 £2.95 165 pb? coll Chris Moore Checkmark
Eternity Lost 2005-05-00 Clifford D. Simak Darkside Press 0-9740589-4-7 $45.00 302 hc? coll Allen Koszowski Checkmark
Good Night, Mr. James and Other Stories 2016-07-08 Clifford D. Simak Open Road Integrated Media 978-1-5040-3735-8 $7.99   ebook? coll  
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