Store of the Worlds

The Stories of Robert Sheckley
Product Number: EB00183028
Released: Jan 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590175088
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Description

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.

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Author(s): Robert Sheckley
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2012

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