Clifford Simak is one of those authors whose stories I remember decades later. Way Station captured my imagination at least 40 years ago and I recall it fondly. I'm never a big fan of short stories but Simak was often featured in the pulp scifi of yesteryear. This is a collection of short stories that show how the old guard authors imbued their stories with a sense of hope.
There were a few occurrences that showed the dated aspect of the story. Not the plot or character motivations but references to current technology or prices. One story actually referred to a million dollars as an astronomical sum. Not the mere pittance of today when it can't approach the cost of one of the ubiquitous and extremely annoying repetitive political TV smear ads.
The book was a trundle down to the SciFi of yesteryear and well worth the trundle.
This book may have been received free of charge from a publisher or a publicist. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.