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Sheckley, Robert 1928-2005

Overview
Works: 512 works in 1,331 publications in 14 languages and 13,539 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Fantasy fiction  Drama  Science fiction films  Humorous fiction  Film adaptations  Illustrated works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Forecasts 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Conceptor, Creator, Editor
Classifications: PS3569.H392, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Sheckley
Bring me the head of Prince Charming by Roger Zelazny( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Azzie Elbub, demon, attempts to ensure that the Powers of Dark will win the grand prize given at the turn of each millennium to the being who does the most to reshape the world
Can you feel anything when I do this? by Robert Sheckley( Book )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen glimpses into a strange future
Mindswap : a novel by Robert Sheckley( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the future, interstellar travel to alien worlds will be too expensive for most ordinary people. It certainly is for Marvin, a college student who wants to take a really good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford, a mindswap, in which a person's consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. But Marvin is unlucky, and finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal, a body that he has to vacate fast. Yet that criminal consciousness has stolen Marvin's earthly body, and Marvin has to find a body on the black market. Travel from world to world with Marvin, each one crazier than the last, as he keeps finding far-from-ideal bodies in awful situations, just to stay alive
Crompton divided by Robert Sheckley( Book )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crompton separated as a child from his two conflicting personalities, locates his lost egos and attempts to reintegrate himeslf
Is that what people do? : short stories by Robert Sheckley( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the works of Robert Sheckley, an author who is skilled at combining science fiction with elements of the absurd, some very human foibles, and a devastating, always-on-the-mark humor
Dramocles : an intergalactic soap opera by Robert Sheckley( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramocles, an ordinary king on an ordinary planet, finds himself thrust into an adventure that combines soap opera, Greek tragedy and Shakespearean drama as he unwillingly, and disastrously, seeks to fulfill a momentous destiny that is only revealed to him a piece at a time as he managed to foment an interplanetary war, precipitate the disintegration of his family, lose all his friends and uncover betrayal among his closest advisers as barbarian invaders besiege his realm
Dimension of miracles by Robert Sheckley( Book )

55 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displaced from earth, Tom must travel through space searching for his home among the many varieties of Earth while being pursued by death
Immortality, inc. by Robert Sheckley( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There's nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you're not looking, and if you're not on a poltergeist hate-list
The game of X by Robert Sheckley( Book )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of upmanship espionage in which a jobless American is plunged into a spy mission in Venice
If at Faust you don't succeed by Roger Zelazny( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Varied characters, including Dr. Johann Faust, are caught up in the contest between the forces of Good and Evil for control of the universe
A farce to be reckoned with by Roger Zelazny( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demon Azzie Elbub commissions a play in which the seven deadly sins will be shown as the path to a fine life. But the angel Babriel gets wind of the scheme and sets in motion a counter-campaign. A comic fantasy
The alternative detective by Robert Sheckley( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hob Draconian, an ex-hippie turned private detective, searches across France for a missing friend
The status civilization by Robert Sheckley( Book )

37 editions published between 1960 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Barrent was convicted and sentenced to prison on the planet Omega, he was forced to face a world of horror and violence with little chance of escape
Store of the worlds : the stories of Robert Sheckley by Robert Sheckley( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of short stories by the famed science fiction author
Futuropolis by Robert Sheckley( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations of imagined cities of the future, both utopian and dystopian. Some as early as Alexander the Great, but concentrates on twentieth-century fantasy and science fiction
The 10th victim by Robert Sheckley( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Mason has been given a true mission impossible: Infiltrate WITSEC, the top-secret federal witness-protection program that has never been compromised, locate the three men who put his boss Darius Cole behind bars for life, and kill them. As he risks everything to complete his mission, Mason finds himself being hunted by the very man he replaced, the ruthless assassin who once served, then betrayed, Darius Cole. Rather than waiting to be Mason's next victim, he has escaped witness protection to hunt down and kill Mason himself
Soma blues by Robert Sheckley( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Russian and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While holidaying in Paris, PI Hob Draconian is asked by police to help investigate a murder. The trail leads him to Ibiza in Spain where he discovers that drug smugglers are preparing to introduce a new drug in Europe, the so-called soma. By the author of Draconian New York
Draconian New York by Robert Sheckley( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hob Draconian, ex-hippie American expatriate in Paris, flies to New York to raise money for a house in Spain. As luck has it someone proposes a deal, escort a New York model to Paris and earn $10,000. The next Draconian knows, he is a target for the DEA, drug dealers and terrorists
Pilgrimage to Earth by Robert Sheckley( Book )

25 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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.?
Citizen in space by Robert Sheckley( Book )

21 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marvin Goodman thinks he has discovered an unknown paradise and buys?A Ticket to Tranai.? What starts as Utopia ends up becoming a death trap. The eleven other stories included in this collection are?The Mountain Without a Name,??The Accountant,??Hunting Problem,??A Thief in Time,??The Luckiest Man in the World,??Hands Off,??Something for Nothing,??The Battle,??Skulking Permit,??Citizen in Space,? and?Ask a Foolish Question.? 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.?
 
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Mindswap : a novelIf at Faust you don't succeedA farce to be reckoned withThe alternative detectiveThe status civilizationStore of the worlds : the stories of Robert SheckleySoma bluesDraconian New York
Alternative Names

controlled identityO'Donnevan, Finn, 1928-2005

Lang, Ned

O'Donnevan, Finn

Robert Sheckley American writer

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Robert Sheckley amerykański pisarz science fiction

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Robert Sheckley escritor estadounidense

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Robert Sheckley US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Robert Sheckley yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Roberts Šeklijs

Šekli, Robert.

Šekli, Robert 1928-2005

Šeklijs, R., (Roberts) 1928-2005

Šeklijs, Roberts 1928-2005

Sheckley, Robert, 1928-

Shekli, Robert 1928-

Роберт Шекли американский писатель-фантаст

Роберт Шеклі

Роберт Шеклі американський письменник-фантаст

Роберт Шэклі

Робърт Шекли

Робэрт Шэклі

Шекли Роберт

Шекли, Роберт 1928-2005

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רוברט שקלי סופר אמריקאי

رابرت شکلی نویسنده آمریکایی

روبرت شيكلي، 1928-2005

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셔틀리, 로버트 1928-

셰클리, 로버트 1928-

シェクリー, ロバート

シェクリイ, ロバート

シェクレイ

ロバート・シェクリイ

罗伯特·谢克里

Languages
English (288)

French (42)

Russian (26)

German (23)

Spanish (21)

Dutch (18)

Italian (12)

Danish (6)

Swedish (4)

Finnish (2)

Romanian (2)

Polish (2)

Hungarian (2)

Korean (1)