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Robert Sheckley

Robert Sheckley was a prolific American author of science fiction literature, nominated for both Hugo and Nebula awards, his work was comical, unpredictable and in many cases absurdist.

In 2001 he was given the Author Emeritus award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He has been acclaimed by writers such as Douglas Adams, Alan Dean Foster, Neil Gaiman, JG Ballard, Brian Aldiss and Harlan Ellison.

Bibliography

    Single Volumes
    • Immortality, Inc. (1958)
    • The Status Civilization (1960)
    • Journey Beyond Tomorrow (1963)
    • The 10th Victim (1966)
    • Mindswap (1966)
    • Dimension of Miracles (1968)
    • Options (1975)
    • The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton (1978)
    • Dramocles (1983)
    • Pop Death (1986)
    • Victim Prime (1987)
    • Hunter / Victim (1988)
    • On The Planet of Bottled Brains (with Harry Harrison) (1990)
    • Minotaur Maze (1990)
    • Watchbird (1990)
    • Xolotl (1991)
    • Alien Starswarm (1991)
    • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Laertian Gamble (1995)
    • Aliens: Alien Harvest (1995)
    • Godshome (1997)
    • Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
    • The Grand-Guignol of the Surrealists (2000)
    • Dimension of Miracles Revisited (2000)
    Millennial Contest series
    (with Roger Zelazny)
    • Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming (1991)
    • If at Faust You Don't Succeed (1993)
    • A Farce to Be Reckoned With (1995)
    Short story collections
    • Untouched by Human Hands (1954)
    • Citizen in Space (1955)
    • Pilgrimage to Earth (1957)
    • Notions: Unlimited (1960)
    • Store of Infinity (1960)
    • Shards of Space (1962)
    • The People Trap (1968)
    • Can You Feel Anything When I Do This? (1972)
    • The Robot Who Looked Like Me (1978)
    • Uncanny Tales (2003)
    • The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley (1979)
    • The Sheckley Omnibus (1979)
    • Is THAT What People Do? (1984)
    • The Collected Short Stories of Robert Sheckley (1991)
    • The Masque of Ma?ana (2005)
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking.
- Albert Einstein

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