The Robert Sheckley Megapack

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434446174
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The Robert Sheckley Megapack presents 14 short stories and 1 novel by the author Neil Gaiman called "probably the best short-story writer during the '50s to the mid-1960s working in any field." Here are tales of adventure in strange futures, full of the wry wit and piercing characterizations that made Sheckley one of the great writers working in science fiction! "Robert Sheckley: the best short-story writer the field has produced." — Alan Dean Foster "I had no idea the competition was so terrifyingly good." — Douglas Adams Included in this volume are: WATCHBIRD THE STATUS CIVILIZATION ASK A FOOLISH QUESTION COST OF LIVING BAD MEDICINE DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY WARRIOR RACE THE HOUR OF BATTLE KEEP YOUR SHAPE WARM DEATH WISH BESIDE STILL WATERS FOREVER THE LEECH ONE MAN'S POISON And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, westerns, classics, and much, much more!

The Status Civilization

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1528781775
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This is a classic science fiction novel by Robert Sheckley, a Hugo and Nebula Award nominated author. This story follows Will Barnett, a man convicted of a crime on Earth, who is memory-washed and sentenced to a prison term on the planet Omega, from which there is seemingly no escape. However, he does return to Earth and finds it full of subtle terrors more insidious than those of the ruthless prison planet he left behind This work is part of our Vintage Sci-Fi Classics Series, a series in which we are republishing some of the best stories in the genre by some of its most acclaimed authors, such as Isaac Asimov, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Robert Sheckley. Each publication is complete with a short introduction to the history of science fiction.

Untouched By Human Hands

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497649889
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People hunt and kill one another as public entertainment and to win prizes in “Seventh Victim,” the short version of Sheckley’s novel The 10th Victim, which was made into a movie. The twelve other stories in this collection are “The Monsters,” “Cost of Living,” “The Altar,” “Shape,” “The Impacted Man,” “Untouched by Human Hands,” “The King’s Wishes,” “Warm,” “The Demons,” “Specialist,” “Ritual,” and “Beside Still Waters.” 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.”

The Covenant

Author: Poul Anderson
Publisher:
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Can You Feel Anything When I Do This

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497650003
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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.”

The Third Murray Leinster Megapack 15 Classic Stories

Author: Murray Leinster
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1479420220
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The third volume of Wildside Press's ongoing Murray Leinster series presents 15 more classic stories. Leinster was the pen name for William F. Jenkins (1896-1975), one of the great magazine writers of the 20th Century. This collection spans 6 decades and touches on most of the genres in which he worked: science fiction, fantasy, mystery, adventure, and war. Best of all, this is the first time 8 of the stories have ever been reprinted! Included are: MED SHIP MAN THE SENTIMENTALISTS THE OTHER NOW THE SILVER MENACE TANKS THE FIFTH-DIMENSION CATAPULT JUJU CARAVAN ENEMY OF THE STATE TERROR ABOVE UNDER CHITNA'S CLOUDS HIGH JUSTICE GRIST TELETYPE THE BAD SAMARITAN If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 280+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

The Fredric Brown Megapack

Author: Fredric Brown
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434442802
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Fredric Brown (1906-1972), one of science fiction's greatest masters from the Golden Age, is famous for his many classic short stories -- quite a few of which are presented here, including "Arena," "Knock," "Earthmen Bearing Gifts," "The Star Mouse," and many more. The 32 tales of science fiction and fantasy assembled in this massive volume include: ARENA EXPERIMENT KEEP OUT HAPPY ENDING HALL OF MIRRORS EARTHMEN BEARING GIFTS IMAGINE IT DIDN'T HAPPEN RECESSIONAL EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK PUPPET SHOW NIGHTMARE IN YELLOW JAYCEE PI IN THE SKY ANSWER THE GEEZENSTACKS KNOCK REBOUND THE STAR MOUSE ABOMINABLE LETTER TO A PHOENIX NOT YET THE END ARMAGEDDON OF TIME AND EUSTACE WEAVER RECONCILIATION NOTHING SIRIUS PATTERN THE YEHUDI PRINCIPLE COME AND GO MAD SENTRY ETAOIN SHRDLU THE END NOW AVAILABLE: The Second Fredric Brown Megapack! (Search this ebook store for the companion volume, with another great set of Fredric Brown tales!) And don't forget to search this ebook store for ʺWildside Press Megapackʺ to see more entries in this great series (including "The Second Fredric Brown Megapack"), covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!

Berserker Prime

Author: Fred Saberhagen
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765306258
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Trying to serve his government, which means executing innocent Huvean hostages, Plenipotentiary Gregor must face the fact that his granddaughter is in love with Reggie, a Huvean, and that the Berserkers are threatening the Twin Worlds.

Pilgrimage To Earth

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497650720
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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 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.”

Store Of The Worlds

Author: Robert Sheckley
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175085
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An NYRB Classics Original Robert Sheckley was an eccentric master of the American short story, and his tales, whether set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern advertising agencies, or aboard spaceships lighting out for hostile planets, are among the most startlingly original of the twentieth century. Today, as the new worlds, alternate universes, and synthetic pleasures Sheckley foretold become our reality, his vision begins to look less absurdist and more prophetic. This retrospective selection, chosen by Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings together the best of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once again that he belongs beside such mordant critics of contemporary mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.