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The Fellowship of the Talisman

(1978)
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A strange assortment of humans and otherworldly beings joins a young soldier of God on his perilous quest through an alternate, technology-free reality ruled by an all-powerful Evil.

In an alternate world where the Dark Ages never ended, "the Evil" that arises every 500 years has prevented all manner of technological advancement, even well into the 20th century.

The son of a powerful English noble, young Duncan Standish has always longed to be a soldier of the Lord, and now he's been offered a rare opportunity to fulfill his dream. Entrusted with the delivery of an ancient manuscript - purported to be irrefutable evidence of the existence of Jesus Christ - to a noted Oxenford scholar, Duncan must journey many perilous miles in the company of a motley group of fellow travelers, including a goblin, a ghost, and other magical and nonmagical companions. But the road they traverse together is fraught with terrible trials that would test even the most devout, for the Evil is strong in this place of dark wonders.

Multiple Hugo, Nebula, and Locus Award winner and SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak moves easily from science fiction to quest fantasy in this enthralling tale of magic, peril, and discovery on an Earth that never was. Rich in color, thrills, and wild invention, and populated by a highly original and unforgettable cast of characters, Fellowship of the Talisman showcases the author's peerless storytelling skills, demonstrating once again that the great Simak had few equals in the realm of 20th-century speculative fiction.

Genre: Fantasy
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Praise for this book

"Intriguing mixture of fantasy, theology and legend, it's pages are colored by those delightful characters that are the author's trademark, clifford Simak's latest tale works it's own enchantment on the reader." - Terry Brooks


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Used availability for Clifford D Simak's The Fellowship of the Talisman

Hardback Editions

January 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
ISBN: 0-89190-521-9 / 978-0-89190-521-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Ltd
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September 1978 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
ISBN: 0-345-27751-1 / 978-0-345-27751-0 (USA edition)
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January 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
ISBN: 0-283-98581-X / 978-0-283-98581-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fellowship Of The Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
ISBN: 0-345-33957-6 / 978-0-345-33957-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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April 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
ISBN: 0-345-30047-5 / 978-0-345-30047-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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July 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Fellowship of Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
ISBN: 0-345-27592-6 / 978-0-345-27592-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford Simak
ISBN: 1-5318-7589-0 / 978-1-5318-7589-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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February 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford Simak
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
Publisher: Gateway
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February 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Fellowship of the Talisman
Author(s): Clifford D Simak
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