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. 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".

All secret agents need to look out for William Nye, now known as Agent X. His recruitment was simple and his legend is brilliant but un-earned. Somehow, he thinks he's the best there is and we all know how pride goeth before a fall. The master of SF hilarity and biting social satire creates a spy world that has gathered praise from the greats of the genre.


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"Combines ironic wit with suspense to remarkable effect." - John Le Carré


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June 1982 : UK Paperback
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Title: Game of X
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
ISBN: 0-552-11964-4 / 978-0-552-11964-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi Childrens
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September 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Game of X
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
ISBN: 0-441-27308-4 / 978-0-441-27308-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ace Books
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1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Game of X
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
ISBN: 0-586-02521-9 / 978-0-586-02521-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Panther
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October 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Game of X
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Game of X
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Game of X
Author(s): Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK