Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics)

Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics)

Robert Sheckley


An NYRB Classics Original

Robert Sheckley was once an eccentric grasp of the yankee  brief tale, and his stories, even if set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern ads enterprises, or aboard spaceships lighting fixtures out for opposed planets, are one of the such a lot startlingly unique of the 20 th century. this present day, because the new worlds, trade universes, and artificial pleasures Sheckley foretold turn into our truth, his imaginative and prescient starts to seem much less absurdist and extra prophetic. This retrospective choice, selected through Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings jointly the simplest of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once more that he belongs beside such mordant critics of latest mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

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