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In Space No One Can Hear You Scream

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream


Arthur C Clarke
Elizabeth Bear
Theodore Sturgeon
Robert Sheckley
Clark Ashton Smith
George RR Martin
Neal Asher
Sarah A Hoyt
Paul Ernst
Tony Daniel
James H Schmitz
Sarah Monette
Hank Davis
Peter Phillips

ISBN: 9781451639414
Year of publication: 2013

In Space No One Can Hear You Scream This one is for my brother, Charles Richard Davis, known to some as Richard, and to others as Charles, with whom I watched Shock Theater on Saturday nights in the late 1950s. Golden hours. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS My thanks to all the contributors, as well as those who helped with advice, permissions, email addresses, and other kindnesses, including Andrew and Ann Dibben, Noel Sturgeon, William Dorman, Moshe Feder, David Drake, Barry Malzberg, Chris Lotts, Ann Behar, ...

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Wandering Stars

Wandering Stars


Robert Silverberg
Bernard Malamud
Robert Sheckley
Isaac Asimov
Harlan Ellison
William Tenn
Pamela Sargent
Jack Dann
Avram Davidson
Horace L Gold
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Carol Carr
Geo Alec Effinger

ISBN: 9781580230056
Year of publication: 2013

WANDERING STARS AN ANTHOLOGY OF JEWISH FANTASY SCIENCE FICTION Edited by Jack Dann To my mother Edith N. Dann, who still makes the best chicken soup. Acknowledgments The editor would like to thank the following people for their help and ideas: Rabbi David S. Boros George Zebrowski Gardner Dozois Joe W. Haldeman Harry Altshuler and, of course, Victoria Schochet. INTRODUCTION Why Me Isaac Asimov When I was asked to do the introduction to this collection, that was the question I asked. Why me One ...

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The Skag Castle

The Skag Castle


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley The Skag Castle I Within the offices of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service, a gloomy silence reigned. By the faint light that filtered through the dirty windows, Richard Gregor was playing a new form of solitaire. It involved three packs of cards, six jokers, a set of dice, and a slide rule. The game was extremely complicated, maddeningly difficult, and it always came out if you persisted long enough. His partner, Mike Arnold, had swept his desk clear of its usual ...

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The Necessary Thing

The Necessary Thing


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley The Necessary Thing Richard Gregor was seated at his desk in the dusty offices of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service, staring wearily at a list. The list included some 2,305 separate items. Gregor was trying to remember what, if anything, he had left out. Anti-radiation salve Vacuum flares Water-purification kit Yes, they were all there. He yawned and glanced at his watch. Arnold, his partner, should have been back by now. Arnold had gone to order the 2,305 items ...

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The Lifeboat Mutiny

The Lifeboat Mutiny


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley The Lifeboat Mutiny Tell me the truth. Did you ever see sweeter engines Joe, the Interstellar Junkman asked. And look at those servos Hmm, Gregor said judiciously. That hull, Joe said softly. I bet its five hundred years old, and not a spot of corrosion on it. He patted the burnished side of the boat affectionately. What luck, the pat seemed to say, that this paragon among vessels should be here just when AAA Ace needs a lifeboat. She certainly does seem rather nice, Arnold said, ...

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The Laxian Key

The Laxian Key


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley The Laxian Key Richard Gregor was at his desk in the dusty office of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service. It was almost noon, but Arnold, his partner, hadnt showed up yet. Gregor was just laying out an unusually complicated game of solitaire. Then he heard a loud crash in the hall. The door of AAA Ace opened, and Arnold stuck his head in. Bankers hours Gregor asked. I have just made our fortunes, Arnold said. He threw the door fully open and beckoned dramatically. ...

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Squirrel Cage

Squirrel Cage


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley Squirrel Cage The most beautiful farmland in the Galaxyruined the Seerian moaned. He was seven feet tall and colored a deep blue. Large tears rolled out of the lubricating duct on his neck and stained his expensive shirt. For fifteen minutes, he had been mumbling incoherently about his ruined farmland. Calm yourself, sir, Richard Gregor said, sitting erect and alert behind his ancient walnut desk. The AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service can solve your problem for you. ...

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Sarkanger

Sarkanger


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley Sarkanger Richard Gregor and Frank Arnold sat in the offices of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Corporation filling in the long slow time between customers. Gregor, tall, thin, and lachrymose, was playing a complicated game of solitaire. Arnold, short and plump, with thinning canary yellow hair and china blue eyes, was watching an old Fred Astaire movie on a small TV. Then, miracle of miracles, a customer walked in. He was a Sarkanger, a weasel-headed alien from Sarkan ...

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Milk Run

Milk Run


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley Milk Run We cant pass It up, Arnold was saying. Millions in profits, small initial investment, immediate return. Are you listening Richard Gregor nodded wearily. It was a very dull day in the offices of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Service, exactly like every other day. Gregor was playing solitaire. Arnold, his partner, was at his desk, his feet propped on a pile of unpaid bills. Shadows moved past their glass door, thrown by people going to Mars Steel, Neo-Roman ...

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Ghost V

Ghost V


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley Ghost V Hes reading our sign now, Gregor said, his long bony face pressed against the peephole in the office door. Let me see, Arnold said. Gregor pushed him back. Hes going to knock no, hes changed his mind. Hes leaving. Arnold returned to his desk and laid out another game of solitaire. Gregor kept watch at the peephole. They had constructed the peephole out of sheer boredom three months after forming their partnership and renting the office. During that time, the AAA Ace ...

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The Robert Sheckley Megapack

The Robert Sheckley Megapack


Robert Sheckley

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A NOTE FROM THE PUBLISHER I only met Robert Sheckley once, in 1980, when he was a guest at Philcon, a science fiction convention held in Philadelphia. Along with Ben Bova who was the conventions principle speaker, Sheckley had an off-site autographing at a local bookstore, and I dutifully carted several books there to get them signed. In the bookstore, they were sitting and chatting with each otherbecause no one else was there. I was the only who had yet arrived to meet them and get my books ...

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The People Trap (short stories collection)

The People Trap (short stories collection)


Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley The People Trap and other pitfalls, snares, devices and delusions, as well as two sniggles and a contrivance Robert Sheckleys first science fiction and fantasy stories were published in 1951 while he was still at the University of New York. In 1952, after working for six months as an X-ray technician in an aircraft plant, he became a full-time writer. His books include Immortality Inc., Journey Beyond Tomorrow, The Same to You Doubled and Mindswap. Born in 1928, Robert Sheckley ...

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Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley

Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley


Robert Sheckley

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ROBERT SHECKLEY 19282005 was born in New York City and raised in Maplewood, New Jersey. He joined the army shortly after high school and served in Korea from 1946 to 1948. Returning to New York, Sheckley completed a BA degree at New York University and later took a job in an aircraft factory, leaving as soon as he was able to support himself by selling short stories. In the 1950s and 60s his stories appeared regularly in science-fiction magazines, especially Galaxy, as well as in Playboy and ...

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Pilgrimage to Earth

Pilgrimage to Earth


Robert Sheckley

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PILGRIMAGE TO EARTH Alfred Simon was born on Kazanga IV, a small agricultural planet near Arcturus, and there he drove a combine through the wheat fields, and in the long, hushed evenings listened to the recorded love songs of Earth. Life was pleasant enough on Kazanga, and the girls were buxom, jolly, frank and acquiescent, good companions for a hike through the hills or a swim in the brook, staunch mates for life. But romanticnever There was good fun to be had on Kazanga, in a cheerful open ...

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Is That What People Do?

Is That What People Do?


Robert Sheckley

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For Jay Rothbell, who put together this collection, and its author Man is a mixture of plant and phantom. Nietzsche THE EYE OF REALITY Legend tells of a nameless planet located on the edge of our island universe. On that planet there is a single tree. Wedged in its topmost branch is a large diamond, put there by a long-vanished race. Looking into the stone, a man may see all that is or was or may be. The tree is called the Tree of Life, and the diamond is called the Eye of Reality. Three men set ...

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