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Robert Sheckley Short Stories

  • This story collection includes the Nebula Award finalist ?The People Trap.? In ?Diplomatic Immunity,? what happens when an alien ambassador arrives, telling the residents of Earth that they will be joining a galactic union whether they like it or not?and the ambassador is unkillable? The thirteen other stories in this collection are ?The People...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • In ?Fool?s Mate,? it takes a crazy man and a set of fake orders to break a deadly battle stalemate in deep space. The ten other stories in this collection are ?Prospector?s Special,? ?The Girls and Nugent Miller,? ?Meeting of the Minds,? ?Potential,? ?Subsistence Level,? ?The Slow Season,? ?Alone at Last,? ?Forever,? ?The Sweeper of Loray,? and ?The...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • All secret agents need to look out for William Nye, now known as Agent X. His recruitment was simple and his legend is brilliant but unearned. Somehow, he thinks he?s the best there is, and we all know how pride goeth before a fall. The master of SF hilarity and biting social satire creates a spy world that has gathered praise from the greats of the...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • When a mysterious alien woman from the planet Laertes convinces Dr. Bashir to gamble for her at Quark's gaming tables, things seem innocent enough. Yet the more Dr. Bashir wins, the more things go wrong in the Federation: Ore ships vanish. Planets lose their atmosphere. Suns go nova. The cause and effect is hard to understand, but is proven by the...

    Publisher : Pocket Books/Star Trek
    published : 2000
  • 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 manages to foment an interplanetary war, precipitate the disintegration...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • In ?The Robot Who Looked Like Me,? a busy man and a busy woman find a way to carve out time to romance each other?by having look-alike robots made to do the job?who then run away together. The twelve other stories in this collection are ?Slaves of Time,? ?Voices,? ?A Supplicant in Space,? ?Sneak Previews,? ?Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenghik Palace...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • This volume contains eleven stories not previously collected together and not included in any of the other classic Sheckley compendiums published by Open Road. In ?Sarkanger,? Gregor and Arnold of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Corporation take on an extermination job on Sarkan. Things get surprisingly complicated when the target vermin...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • Tom Mishkin is piloting another routine supply flight when he hears an unusual noise and gets the distressing news: He?s about to be stranded on a backward planet and forced to hike across unknown and probably hostile terrain to find a cache of spare parts and get going again. Mishkin?s journey introduces him to strange aliens like a five-headed man-eating...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014
  • 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 your consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien lifeform. But Marvin is unlucky, and finds...

    Publisher : Tom Doherty Associates
    published : 2006
  • Hob Draconian, American born but a two-decade resident of Ibiza and a tie-dyed-in-the-wool hippie philosopher, is happily back from America and living in Ibiza?until he learns that the property he?s renting is about to be sold for redevelopment, and he needs a quick ten thousand dollars to save it. Time for the Alternative Detective Agency to find...

    Publisher : Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
    published : 2014