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Penguin Books Ltd (UK)
Science Fiction, Fantasy
'The greatest entertainer ever produced by science fiction' J. G. Ballard
These surreal, elegantly witty tales from one of the most esteemed writers of science fiction encompass indignant aliens, stranded space explorers, shapeshifters, a company that manufactures designer planets and a deadly hunting game in far-future New York.
'Robert Sheckley is one of the great funny writers' Douglas Adams
'A writer not quite like any other whose forte is his own brand of strange and wonderful humour' The New York Times
'Genuinely funny SF' Neil Gaiman
Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) was an American science-fiction writer whose utterly original work is noted for its merging of quick wit, philosophical musing and dark satire. His many story collections and novels include Untouched By Human Hands (1954) and Dimension of Miracles (1968). In 2001, he was made Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.