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 used to be an eccentric grasp of the yank  brief tale, and his stories, no matter if set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern ads companies, or aboard spaceships lights out for adversarial planets, are one of the so much startlingly unique of the 20th century. this day, because the new worlds, trade universes, and artificial pleasures Sheckley foretold develop into our fact, his imaginative and prescient starts to seem much less absurdist and extra prophetic. This retrospective choice, selected by means of Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings jointly the easiest 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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