By Clifford D. Simak
Tensions upward thrust and terror runs rampant while the citizens of a small city are trapped in the confines in their village by means of an invasive strength from an alternative dimension
not anything a lot ever occurs in Millville, a small, secluded Middle-American community—until the day Brad Carter discovers he's not able to go away. It’s not only the approximately bankrupt genuine property agent who’s being held prisoner; another resident is usually being limited in the town’s limitations through an invisible strength box that can't be breached. As neighborhood tensions speedily succeed in brink, a collection of unusual conditions leads Brad to the resource in their captivity, making him humanity’s reluctant ambassador to an alien race of sentient plant life, and aware of those jailers’ final intentions. yet a few of Millville’s strongest voters don’t take kindly to Carter’s “collaboration with the enemy,” even lower than the unexpected hazard of world apocalypse.
many years sooner than Stephen King trapped a complete city in Under the Dome, technology fiction Grand grasp Clifford D. Simak explored the stunning results of communal captivity on an unsuspecting inhabitants. Nominated for the Nebula Award, All Flesh Is Grass is a riveting masterwork that brilliantly reinvents the alien invasion tale.
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