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The Wonderful World Of Robert Sheckley

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  89 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 1980 by Sphere (first published 1979)
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Raj
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
I was introduced to Robert Sheckley some time ago as a very surreal and edgy author whose works left you feeling like like your mind had been through a washing machine on spin cycle. This collection of fairly early short stories is different. The edginess feels missing in a lot of these stories -- they seem more 'gentle' than some of his other work. This is in no way a bad thing, but it wasn't what I was expecting and surprised me. However, some observant jabs at capitalism and taking trends to ...more
Keith Davis
Nov 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unless you are Douglas Adams, humorous science fiction is kind of a thankless task. Sheckley wrote many excellent SF stories that are often very funny, long before Adams came along, and this collection contains many of his best efforts.
Maria Beltrami
Simpatica raccolta di racconti poco impegnativi, molto ben scritti, dall'umorismo fulminante, con alcuni gioielli di "pensiero parallelo", splendida lettura per un pomeriggio afoso.
Bob Rust
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Introduction (The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley)
Seventh Victim • [Victim] • (1953)
Specialist • (1953)
Skulking Permit • (1954)
Shall We Have a Little Talk? • (1965)
The People Trap • (1968)
Ghost V • [AAA Ace] • (1954)
A Wind Is Rising • (1957)
Gray Flannel Armor • (1957)
Pilgrimage to Earth • (1956)
The Prize of Peril • (1958)
The Store of the Worlds • (1959)
Fool's Mate • (1953)
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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), ...more
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