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Sheckley, Robert 1928-2005

Overview
Works: 462 works in 1,021 publications in 7 languages and 10,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Illustrations  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Forecasts  Star Trek fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.H392, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Robert Sheckley
Bring me the head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny ( Book )
8 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Azzie Elbub, demon, attempts to ensure that the Powers of Dark will win the grand prize given at the turn of each millennium to the being who does the most to reshape the world
Mindswap : a novel by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
23 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the future, interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people. It certainly is for Marvin, a college student who wants to take a really good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford, a mindswap, in which a person's consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. But Marvin is unlucky, and finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal, a body that he has to vacate fast. Yet that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin's earthly body, and Marvin has to find a body on the black market. Travel from world to world with Marvin, each one crazier than the last, as he keeps finding far-from-ideal bodies in awful situations, just to stay alive
Can you feel anything when I do this? by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In “The Cruel Equations,” a planetary explorer finds out how lethal it can be when a robot guard has been designed to do too perfect a job. The fifteen other stories in this collection are “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?”, “Cordle to Onion to Carrot,” “The Petrified World,” “Game: First Schematic,” “Doctor Zombie and His Little Furry Friends,” “The Same to You Doubled,” “Starting From Scratch,” “The Mnemone,” “Tripout,” “Notes on the Perception of Imaginary Differences,” “Down the Digestive Tract and Into the Cosmos With Mantra, Tantra, and Specklebang,” “Pas de Trois of the Chef and the Waiter,” “Aspects of Langranak,” “Plague Circuit,” and “Tailpipe to Disaster.” From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times , was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.&rdquo
Is that what people do? : short stories by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than three dozen of the best and most popular stories by the acknowledged master of the short science fiction story. The thirty-nine works contained in this volume—twenty-six from the author’s ten other Open Road collections, plus thirteen additional pieces unique to this volume—include these vintage Sheckley stories: “The Eye of Reality,” “The Language of Love,” “The Accountant,” “A Wind Is Rising,” “The Robot Who Looked Like Me,” “The Mnemone,” “Warm,” “The Native Problem,” “Fishing Season,” “Shape,” “Beside Still Waters,” “Silversmith Wishes,” “Meanwhile, Back at the Bromide,” “Fool’s Mate,” “Pilgrimage to Earth,” “All the Things You Are,” “The Store of the Worlds,” “Seventh Victim,” “Cordle to Onion to Carrot,” “Is That What People Do?”, “The Prize of Peril,” “Fear in the Night,” “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?”, “The Battle,” “The Monsters,” and “The Petrified World.” This volume also includes the following uncollected Sheckley tales: “Five Minutes Early,” “Miss Mouse and the Fourth Dimension,” “The Skag Castle,” “The Helping Hand,” “The Last Days of (Parallel?) Earth,” “The Future Lost,” “Wild Talents, Inc.,” “The Swamp,” “The Future of Sex: Speculative Journalism,” “The Life of Anybody,” “Goodbye Forever to Mr. Pain,” “The Shaggy Average American Man Story,” “Shootout in the Toy Shop,” and “How Pro Writers Really Write—or Try To.” From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times , was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.&rdquo
If at Faust you don't succeed by Roger Zelazny ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Varied characters, including Dr. Johann Faust, are caught up in the contest between the forces of Good and Evil for control of the universe
A farce to be reckoned with by Roger Zelazny ( Book )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The demon Azzie Elbub commissions a play in which the seven deadly sins will be shown as the path to a fine life. But the angel Babriel gets wind of the scheme and sets in motion a counter-campaign. A comic fantasy
Crompton divided by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crompton separated as a child from his two conflicting personalities, locates his lost egos and attempts to reintegrate himeslf
Dramocles : an intergalactic soap opera by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams." Dramocles, an ordinary king on an ordinary planet, finds himself thrust into an adventure that combines soap opera, Greek tragedy and Shakespearean drama as he unwillingly, and disastrously, seeks to fulfill a momentous destiny that is only revealed to him a piece at a time as he managed to foment an interplanetary war, precipitate the disintegration of his family, lose all his friends and uncover betrayal among his closest advisers as barbarian invaders besiege his realm
Futuropolis by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Store of the worlds : the stories of Robert Sheckley by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short stories by the famed science fiction author
The alternative detective by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hob Draconian, an ex-hippie turned private detective, searches across France for a missing friend
Soma blues by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While holidaying in Paris, PI Hob Draconian is asked by police to help investigate a murder. The trail leads him to Ibiza in Spain where he discovers that drug smugglers are preparing to introduce a new drug in Europe, the so-called soma. By the author of Draconian New York
The game of X by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
10 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel of upmanship espionage in which a jobless American is plunged into a spy mission in Venice
The status civilization by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
23 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life expectancy of a new arrival on Omega averaged three earth years. Will Barrent could choose -- exile on a nightmare planet, or life under the tyranny that had taken over Earth. Barrent had been tried, convicted, and memory-washed on Earth - an Earth strangely altered and stratified by fear of the radical and non-conformist. Now he was serving his sentence on Omega - a prison planet walled by a ring of hovering guard-ships from which there was no escape. Omega was a world of horror, a savage, ruthless way of life. But it was only a momentary ordeal, a prelude to a return to Earth and the subtle terrors of its own status civilization
The Laertian gamble by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a mysterious alien woman from the planet Laertes convinces Dr. Bashir to gamble for her at Quark's gaming tables, things seem innocent enough. Yet the more Dr. Bashir wins, the more things go wrong in the Federation: Ore ships vanish. Planets lose their atmosphere. Suns go nova. The cause and effect is hard to understand, but is proven by the bizarre Laertian science called Complexity Theory. When Bashir tries to stop gambling, a Laertian warfleet appears to force him to continue, while on the planet Laertes itself Major Kira and Science Officer Dax must battle their way through chaos and danger to find a way to stop the Laertians -- and save Deep Space Nine and the Federation from utter destruction
Immortality, inc. by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
19 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and Romanian and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Blaine awoke in a white bed in a white room, and heard someone say, "He's alive now." Then they asked him his name, age and marital status. Yes, that seemed normal enough, but what was this talk about "death trauma"? Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year 2110, where science had discovered the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another. Where a man's mind could be snatched from the past, when his body was at the point of death, and brought forward into a "host body" in this fantastic future world
Immortality, Inc by Robert Sheckley ( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Blaine awoke in a white bed in a white room and heard someone say, "He's alive now." Then they asked him his name, age, and marital status. Yes, that seemed normal enough--but what was this talk about "death trauma"? Thus was Thomas Blaine introduced to the year 2110, when science had discovered the technique of transferring a man's consciousness from one body to another, when a man's mind could be snatched from the past, as his body was at the point of death, and brought forward into a "host body" in this fantastic future world
The 10th victim by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. Rediscover--or discover for the first time--a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was "a precursor to Douglas Adams." It's the 21st Century and the ugliness of war no longer exists, except on a very personal level. Nowadays, people like Marcello Polletti, seller of Roman sunsets, and Caroline Meredith, lithe, beautiful, blonde and backed by corporate sponsors and the Roy Bell Dancers, hunt, chase and kill each other for sport and for the entertainment of the masses--until something oddly like personal human feelings pops up to confuse the players and up the stakes...as each of them seeks to kill their 10th victim and rise in the ranks of the hunters
Draconian New York by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hob Draconian, ex-hippie American expatriate in Paris, flies to New York to raise money for a house in Spain. As luck has it someone proposes a deal, escort a New York model to Paris and earn $10,000. The next Draconian knows, he is a target for the DEA, drug dealers and terrorists
Untouched by human hands; thirteen stories by Robert Sheckley ( Book )
8 editions published between 1954 and 1967 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity O'Donnevan, Finn, 1928-2005

Šekli, Robert 1928-2005
Šeklijs, Roberts 1928-2005
Shekli, Robert 1928-
Шекли, Роберт 1928-2005
シェクリー, ロバート
シェクリイ, ロバート
シェクレイ
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English (190)
German (14)
Russian (12)
Italian (6)
French (4)
Dutch (3)
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