Other Novels Store of the Worlds - Robert Sheckley (thể loại Sci-fi)

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    From Bookforum
    Robert Sheckley wrote tightly crafted, whacked-out social satire in the form of science-fiction stories, using the conceit of future worlds to provide an alienating vantage point on the present. . . . He illuminates standard sci-fi's cutout characters and quasi-magical contraptions with a hallucinatory, Technicolor vibrancy, spinning yarns more fabulist than plausible, banged out as permutations of his own pet obsessions, among them mind control, extraterrestrial psychology, and the cruelties of love. — Ed Halter

    Review
    “Sheckley is . . . powerful . . . fantastic . . . brilliant . . .his wry twistings of reality . . . are absolutely unique.” — Roger Zelazny
    “Because Sheckley leavened his darkest visions with wit and aburdist plotting, he is considered one of science fiction’s seminal humorists, a precursor to Douglas Adams.”
— The New York Times
    "The late Sheckley was known for a dark satirical style that keeps some of the more dated material in this retrospective collection fresh….Editors Lethem and Abramovich provide an insightful introduction but otherwise let the individual stories stand on their own." — Publishers Weekly
    "….collection of classic sci-fi stories from the '50s and '60s, which melds the wit of Ray Bradbury with the philosophical undertones of Philip K. Dick….comic and thought-provoking gems." — The Bookseller (UK)
    "Science fiction’s premier gadfly." —Kingsley Amis
    "Witty and ingenious . . . a draught of pure Voltaire and tonic." — J. G. Ballard
    “If the Marx Brothers had been literary rather than thespic fantasists, they would have been Robert Sheckley.” —Harlan Ellison
    "Sheckley is my hero" —William Nye
    "One of the few acknowledged humorists in SF, and by far the funniest, Sheckley plays with myths the way Mel Brooks plays with classic movies.” —The New York Times Book Review
    "Mr. Sheckley—as might be expected of a writer who can wring praise from as diverse a group of peers as Kingsley Amis, Harlan Ellison, John le Carre and J. G. Ballard—has an engagingly madcap manner all his own." —The Wall Street Journal
    “Sheckley is one of SF’s all-time masters of the humorous or satirical short story. . . . much of Sheckley's work has been hard to come by for a good many years” —Booklist
    "Let’s say you are a devoted fan of Kurt Vonnegut’s books, love the sardonic comeuppance stories of John Collier and Roald Dahl, own all of Edward Gorey’s little albums and enjoy watching reruns of 'The Twilight Zone.' Where else can you find similar instances of sly, macabre wit, of such black-humored, gin-and-tonic fizziness in storytelling? The answer may be unexpected: among the many masters of satirical science fiction and fantasy. Robert Sheckley...is certainly a leading example."—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

    CONTENTS
    INTRODUCTION
    THE MONSTERS
    SEVENTH VICTIM
    SHAPE SPECIALIST
    WARM
    WATCHBIRD
    THE ACCOUNTANT
    PARADISE II
    ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE
    PROTECTION
    THE NATIVE PROBLEM
    PILGRIMAGE TO EARTH
    A WIND IS RISING
    DAWN INVADER
    DOUBLE INDEMNITY
    HOLDOUT
    THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE
    MORNING AFTER
    IF THE RED SLAYER
    THE STORE OF THE WORLDS
    SHALL WE HAVE A LITTLE TALK?
    CORDLE TO ONION TO CARROT
    THE PEOPLE TRAP
    CAN YOU FEEL ANYTHING WHEN I DO THIS?
    IS THAT WHAT PEOPLE DO?
    BESIDE STILL WATERS
     

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