Robert Sheckley





Robert Sheckley


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in New York City, The United States
July 16, 1928

Died
December 09, 2005

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One of science fiction's great humorists, Sheckley was a prolific short story writer beginning in 1952 with titles including "Specialist", "Pilgrimage to Earth", "Warm", "The Prize of Peril", and "Seventh Victim", collected in volumes from Untouched by Human Hands (1954) to Is That What People Do? (1984) and a five-volume set of Collected Stories (1991). His first novel, Immortality, Inc. (1958), was followed by The Status Civilization (1960), Journey Beyond Tomorrow (1962), Mindswap (1966), and several others. Sheckley served as fiction editor for Omni magazine from January 1980 through September 1981, and was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.

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Immortality, Inc.

3.81 avg rating — 1,252 ratings — published 1959 — 41 editions
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The Status Civilization

3.92 avg rating — 1,202 ratings — published 1960 — 59 editions
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Dimension of Miracles (Dime...

3.90 avg rating — 1,123 ratings — published 1968 — 35 editions
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Mindswap

3.67 avg rating — 905 ratings — published 1966 — 39 editions
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Untouched By Human Hands

4.19 avg rating — 525 ratings — published 1953 — 26 editions
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Pilgrimage to Earth

3.98 avg rating — 386 ratings — published 1957 — 14 editions
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Aliens: Alien Harvest

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The 10th Victim

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Citizen In Space

4.09 avg rating — 310 ratings — published 1955 — 14 editions
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“- "What is reality?"
- "One of the many possible illusions.”
Robert Sheckley, Options

“Sanity is a matter of consensus.”
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“Wherever you go in the galaxy, you can find a food business, a house-building business, a war business, a peace business, a governing business, and so forth. And, of course, a God business, which is called 'religion,' and which is a particularly reprehensible line of endeavor. ”
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