Desertion — Ch. 4 (Clifford D. Simak, ). It was not the Jupiter he had known through the televisor. He had expected it to be different, but not. Desertion — Ch. 1 (Clifford D. Simak, ). Four men, two by two, had gone into the howling maelstrom that was Jupiter and had not returned. Simak, C.D., , Desertion, in Rabkin, E.S. (ed) Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology Oxford University Press, New York –

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The journey should be relatively easy — each man is transformed into a native Jovian Loper and then is supposed to go to the first survey stake and return.

But apparently it is because no one has ever come back! Now as the rest of the people in the survey dome are talking about the disappearances, and the biologists are insisting that it has nothing to do with the Loper transformations, Fowler decides to take a huge risk to find out exactly what is happening to his men. We want you to return.


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The main thing, the only thing, is that you come back, that you prove man can live in a Jovian form. Go to the first survey stake, no farther, then come back. If you enjoyed this story then you might also like A Martian Odysseyabout an astronaut simaj walks several hundred miles across the Martian landscape, and the amazing life forms he encounters, by Stanley G.

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Desertion by Clifford D. Simak

I liked reading a story that was set on the surface of Jupiter. The Lopers — the native lifeforms of Jupiter — were pretty cool.

Their view of living on Jupiter was fascinating. I loved the whole idea of transforming humans to native lifeforms in order to better adapt to and live on other planets.


Even though I liked the setting, there were definitely some outdated ideas about Jupiter.

Not the most factual of stories, but enjoyable none-the-less. This short story first appeared in the November issue of Astounding Science Fiction. From Heinlein to Here. Did you know that Clifford D. You can learn more about this e fiction author by reading the Wikipedia page about him.

Desertion by Clifford D. Simak

This story is one of the tales in Clifford D. Special thanks to one of my readers, Wagers, for pointing out this great story! Exhalation by Ted Chiang.