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Sheckley, Robert 1928-2005

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Works: 400 works in 1,079 publications in 19 languages and 12,506 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Illustrations  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Forecasts  Film adaptations  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.H392, 813.54
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Bring me the head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 650 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
Can you feel anything when I do this? by Robert Sheckley( Book )
15 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 531 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 )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 502 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
Mindswap : a novel by Robert Sheckley( Book )
45 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 498 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 your consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien lifeform. But Marvin is unlucky, and finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal, a body that he has to vacate fast. But 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. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
Crompton divided by Robert Sheckley( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
Crompton separated as a child from his two conflicting personalities, locates his lost egos and attempts to reintegrate himeslf
If at Faust you don't succeed by Roger Zelazny( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 383 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 )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 355 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
Dramocles : an intergalactic soap opera by Robert Sheckley( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 355 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
The alternative detective by Robert Sheckley( Book )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Hob Draconian, an ex-hippie turned private detective, searches across France for a missing friend
Soma blues by Robert Sheckley( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 309 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
Immortality Inc by Robert Sheckley( Book )
32 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 307 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." Thomas Blaine remembered the car accident that killed him--and then he woke up in the hospital where a nurse told him where he was. "You'd call it being in the future." A future where bodies are sold to the highest bidder as new homes for the minds of the rich, who are greedy for more life when their own bodies wear out or are damaged. Suddenly, keeping body and soul together has taken on a new, and very sinister, meaning
The game of X by Robert Sheckley( Book )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
A novel of upmanship espionage in which a jobless American is plunged into a spy mission in Venice
Futuropolis by Robert Sheckley( Book )
13 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Dimension of Miracles by Robert Sheckley( Book )
38 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 280 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." Thomas Carmody wins the Intergalactic Sweepstakes and leaves Earth behind. He ends up following his fast-talking Prize from place to place, seeing talking dinosaurs, a perfect city smothering its residents with motherly love, a giant slightly bored God and much more. The only problem is that Death is chasing closely after him and there seems to be no way to get safely home
The 10th Victim by Robert Sheckley( Book )
26 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 276 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
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 266 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of short stories by the famed science fiction author
Draconian New York by Robert Sheckley( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 238 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
Pilgrimage to Earth by Robert Sheckley( Book )
32 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 234 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
Citizen in space by Robert Sheckley( Book )
16 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 217 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
The status civilization by Robert Sheckley( Book )
30 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 216 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
 
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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
Languages
English (247)
French (42)
Russian (23)
Spanish (15)
German (12)
Italian (11)
Polish (10)
Dutch (7)
Finnish (5)
Japanese (4)
Swedish (4)
Czech (4)
Danish (3)
Hebrew (3)
Romanian (2)
Slovenian (1)
Hungarian (1)
Korean (1)
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