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Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley - Robert Sheckley, Jonathan Lethem, Alex Abramovich
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley
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An NYRB Classics OriginalRobert 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... show more
An NYRB Classics OriginalRobert 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590174944 (1590174941)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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5.0 Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics)
An excellent retrospective of Sheckley - an incredibly underrated and underknown early sci-fi writer - and his short fiction. Funny, moving, and incredibly prescient, he had a pulse on not the fantastic sci-fi of those who came after (although plenty of stories are indeed quite fantastic) but on th...
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