Time Is the Simplest Thing by Clifford D. Simak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Classic '61 SF that's part mystery, part regular adventure, but both are done right.
No spoilers, but Simak does the old style well and unproblematically. Death and dying, alien transmissions, a little human heaven reserve called Fishhook. It's all amusing and the intrigue is tight.
It may not be everyone's thing and it certainly feels like it's 60 years old, but that's not precisely a BAD THING. :) Some things are more innocent.
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