Robert Sheckley (12 books)

(19282005)

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Robert Sheckley (July 16, 1928 – December 9, 2005) was an American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and broadly comical.

Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001. There are those who were shocked he was not given… (more)

 

Warrior Race

by Robert Sheckley

Destroying the spirit of the enemy is the goal of war and the aliens had the best way!

Warm

by Robert Sheckley

It was a joyous journey Anders set out on ... to reach his goal ... but look where he wound up!

The Status Civilization

by Robert Sheckley

Will Barrent had no memory of his crime . . . but he found himself shipped across space to a brutal prison-planet. On Omega, his only chance to advance himself -- and stay alive -- is to commit an endless series...

The Leech

by Robert Sheckley

A visitor should be fed, but this one could eat you out of house and home ... literally!

The Hour of Battle

by Robert Sheckley

As one of the Guardian ships protecting Earth, the crew had a problem to solve. Just how do you protect a race from an enemy who can take over a man's mind without seeming effort or warning?

Reborn Again

One Man's Poison

by Robert Sheckley

They could eat a horse, only luckily there was none ... it might have eaten them first!

Forever

by Robert Sheckley

Of all the irksome, frustrating, maddening discoveries—was there no way of keeping it discovered?

Diplomatic Immunity

by Robert Sheckley

He said he wasn't immortal—but nothing could kill him. Still, if the Earth was to live as a free world, he had to die.

Cost of Living

by Robert Sheckley

If easy payment plans were to be really efficient, patrons' lifetimes had to be extended!

Beside Still Waters

by Robert Sheckley

When people talk about getting away from it all, they are usually thinking about our great open spaces out west. But to science fiction writers, that would be practically in the heart of Times Square. When a...

Bad Medicine

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