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Robert Sheckley


USA flag (1928 - 2005)
Father of Alisa Kwitney

aka Finn O'Donnevan

Robert Sheckley was a prolific short story writer beginning in 1952 with titles including "Specialist," "Pilgrimage to Earth," "Warm," "The Prize of Peril," and "Seventh Victim," collected in volumes from Untouched by Human Hands to Is That What People Do? and a five-volume set of Collected Stories. His first novel, Immortality, Inc., was followed by The Status Civilization, Journey Beyond Tomorrow, Mindswap, and several others. Sheckley served as fiction editor for Omni magazine from January 1980 through September 1981, and was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.
 


Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller, Fantasy
 
Series
Stephen Dain
   Calibre .50 (1961)
   Dead Run (1961)
   Live Gold (1962)
   White Death (1963)
   Time Limit (1967)
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Victim
   1. The 10th Victim (1965)
   2. Victim Prime (1987)
   3. Hunter/Victim (1988)
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Hob Draconian
   1. The Alternative Detective (1993)
   2. Draconian New York (1996)
   3. Soma Blues (1997)
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Novels
   Immortality Inc (1958)
     aka Immortality Delivered
   The Status Civilization (1960)
     aka Omega
   Journey of Joenes (1962)
     aka Journey Beyond Tomorrow
   The Man in the Water (1962)
   The Game of X (1965)
   Mindswap (1966)
   Dimension of Miracles (1968)
   Options (1975)
   Crompton Divided (1978)
     aka The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton
   Dramocles (1983)
   Watchbird (1990)
   Godshome (1998)
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Collections
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Cost of Living (1952)
   Beside Still Waters (1953)
   The Hour of Battle (1953)
   Keep Your Shape (1953)
   Warm (1953)
   Bad Medicine (1956)
   Minotaur Maze (1990)
   Xolotl (1993)
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Anthologies edited
   After the Fall (1980)
   Thrillers (1994)
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Non fiction show
 
Omnibus editions show
 
Books containing stories by Robert Sheckley
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The Last Dangerous Visions (2024)
(Dangerous Visions, book 3)
edited by
Harlan Ellison
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Black Cat Weekly #100 (2023)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 100)
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Sense of Wonder (2023)
A Century of Science Fiction
edited by
Leigh Ronald Grossman

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Award nominations
2013 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley
2006 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Masque Of Manana
2004 Retro Hugo Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : Seventh Victim
1992 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley
1985 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : Is THAT What People Do?: The Selected Short Stories of Robert Sheckley
1983 Locus Award for Best Collection (nominee) : The Robot Who Looked Like Me
1977 World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story (nominee) : What Is Life?
1966 Nebula Award for Best Novelette (nominee) : Shall We Have a Little Talk?
1959 Hugo Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Immortality Inc


Robert Sheckley recommends
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The Wall Around Eden (1989)
Joan Slonczewski
"Somber, beautiful, compelling reading. I couldn't put it down."

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