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Sheckley, Robert 1928-2005

Overview
Works: 216 works in 913 publications in 19 languages and 12,378 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Illustrated works  Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Forecasts  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Dystopian films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.H392, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Sheckley
Bring me the head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 641 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 )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 499 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 )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 440 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."
Is that what people do? : short stories by Robert Sheckley( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If at Faust you don't succeed by Roger Zelazny( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 373 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 )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 5 languages and held by 348 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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crompton separated as a child from his two conflicting personalities, locates his lost egos and attempts to reintegrate himeslf
Futuropolis by Robert Sheckley( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramocles : an intergalactic soap opera by Robert Sheckley( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Store of the worlds : the stories of Robert Sheckley by Robert Sheckley( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories by the famed science fiction author
The alternative detective by Robert Sheckley( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hob Draconian, an ex-hippie turned private detective, searches across France for a missing friend
The game of X by Robert Sheckley( Book )

23 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of upmanship espionage in which a jobless American is plunged into a spy mission in Venice
Soma blues by Robert Sheckley( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 204 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
Dimension of miracles by Robert Sheckley( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displaced from earth, Tom must travel through space searching for his home among the many varieties of Earth while being pursued by death
Immortality, inc. by Robert Sheckley( Book )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There's nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you're not looking, and if you're not on a poltergeist hate-list
The status civilization by Robert Sheckley( Book )

36 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 181 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 10th victim by Robert Sheckley( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 167 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
Pilgrimage to Earth by Robert Sheckley( Book )

36 editions published between 1957 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Pilgrimage to Earth," on a long-desired trip to the home planet, a young man finds a perfectly developed society and, finally, deep, true love-which, sadly, only lasts for a very limited time before the reset button removes all trace of it.The fourteen other stories in this collection are "All the Things You Are," "Trap," "The Body," "Early Model," "Disposal Service," "Human Man's Burden," "Fear in the Night," "Bad Medicine," "Protection," "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water," "Deadhead," "The Academy," "Milk Run," and "The Lifeboat Mutiny."From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley w
Draconian New York by Robert Sheckley( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 153 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
Citizen in space by Robert Sheckley( Book )

24 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvin Goodman thinks he has discovered an unknown paradise and buys "A Ticket to Tranai." What starts as Utopia ends up becoming a death trap.The twelve other stories included in this collection are "The Mountain Without a Name," "The Accountant," "Hunting Problem," "A Thief in Time," "The Luckiest Man in the World," "Hands Off," "Something for Nothing," "A Ticket to Tranai," "The Battle," "Skulking Permit," "Citizen in Space," and "Ask a Foolish Question."From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and t
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityO'Donnevan, Finn, 1928-2005

Robert Sheckley Amerikaans schrijver

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Robert Sheckley autore di fantascienza statunitense

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Šekli, Robert 1928-2005

Šeklijs, Roberts 1928-2005

Shekli, Robert 1928-

Роберт Шекли американский писатель-фантаст

Роберт Шеклі

Роберт Шэклі

Робърт Шекли

Робэрт Шэклі

Шекли Роберт

Шекли, Роберт 1928-2005

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رابرت شکلی نویسنده آمریکایی

シェクリー, ロバート

シェクリイ, ロバート

シェクレイ

ロバート・シェクリイ

罗伯特谢克里

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Mindswap : a novelIf at Faust you don't succeedA farce to be reckoned withStore of the worlds : the stories of Robert SheckleyThe alternative detectiveSoma bluesThe status civilizationDraconian New York