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The Robert Sheckley Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories
 
 

The Robert Sheckley Megapack: 15 Classic Science Fiction Stories [Kindle Edition]

Robert Sheckley
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The Robert Sheckley Megapack presents 14 short stories and 1 novel by the author Neil Gaiman called "probably the best short-story writer during the '50s to the mid-1960s working in any field." Here are tales of adventure in strange futures, full of the wry wit and piercing characterizations that made Sheckley one of the great writers working in science fiction!


"Robert Sheckley: the best short-story writer the field has produced." — Alan Dean Foster


"I had no idea the competition was so terrifyingly good." — Douglas Adams


Included in this volume are:


WATCHBIRD

THE STATUS CIVILIZATION

ASK A FOOLISH QUESTION

COST OF LIVING

BAD MEDICINE

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY

WARRIOR RACE

THE HOUR OF BATTLE

KEEP YOUR SHAPE

WARM

DEATH WISH

BESIDE STILL WATERS

FOREVER

THE LEECH

ONE MAN'S POISON


And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see many more entries in this series, covering science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, westerns, classics, and much, much more!


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1894 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Wildside Press (11 Jun 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DCIKKY8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value despite the repeats. 26 Jun 2013
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This collection seemed a short one, perhaps because two of the stories are in other SF megapacks and especially because the novella "The Status Civilisation" is something I've read before in paperback.

That said, this is still a good chunk of high quality "golden age" SF short stories and very cheap, costing only 59p at the time of writing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sci Fi was always underrated. So was Sheckley 30 Aug 2013
By John
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Robert Sheckley was one of the funniest, smartest SF writer ever. Largely his stuff doesn't date. The Megapack is cheap and well produced.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic and quirky. 28 Aug 2013
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Robert Sheckley has a unique voice and an off the wall approach to story telling. All of that is captured in this collection which cannot be beaten for price.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good selection 24 Aug 2013
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I have read one or two of these stories before, but it was well worth purchasing for the rest of the book. Some of the SF Kindle Megapacks that I have downloaded have been middling, with good and excellent stories being lost amongst mediocre stories. Robert Sheckley deserves to be better known, his stories are clever and humorous, and don't seem to date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't go wrong at this price 23 Aug 2013
By Mr. Robert Kelly VINE VOICE
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Robert Sheckley is one of the masters of the science fiction short story. Alternately chilling and witty (and often both in the same story,) he is probably best know for his novel 'Dimension of miracles' and short stories such as 'Ghost V' & 'The People Trap.'

This collection includes classics such as 'Bad Medicine' and the short novel 'The Status Civilization.' I would urge people with even the slightest interest in the golden age of science fiction to check this out, after all for the fraction of the cost of a bus ticket you get hours of entertainment from an acknowledged master of the art.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 21 Aug 2013
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A mix of various stories in the classic science fiction format . I have been a fan of Sheckley for many years. I enjoyed it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Golden Age 3 July 2013
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This brings back memories of the golden age of Sci Fi.Sheckley was one of the masters of the short story.Highly recommended
and great value as are all the Megapacks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars great twists 17 April 2014
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Some great and not so great tales. Some have dated badly but others still work rather well. Worth the money and the effort.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars made me remember what it was that first attracted me to science...
Back to my past! Thoroughly enjoyed all of the stories. Made me remember what it was that first attracted me to science fiction, full of great ideas.
Published 6 months ago by Ter
3.0 out of 5 stars Shows its age
A great collection of his work, from the golden age of SF. Very nostalgic but suffers in comparison to more recent SF.
Published 9 months ago by R. Galloway
3.0 out of 5 stars traditional SF
A wide range of short and medium length stories fro Robert Sheckley. I met him many years ago so it is great to return and read classic SF stories. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Malcolm Evans
3.0 out of 5 stars Short shrift for sci-fi comic genius
Just getting some Sheckley for the Kindle is nice but these stories are poor examples of his work. I'm praying that there will be another Sheckley Megapack, one with better stories... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Exkingzog
5.0 out of 5 stars A Very Enjoyable Trip Down Memory Lane
A great read - back when SF stories were new and original. Reading these afresh after many years, I appreciated the enthusiasm and humour, the sense of 'what-if? Read more
Published 11 months ago by ESP
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheckley Megapack.
Being a lifelong sci-fi fan but by no means an expert I found these stories excellent. Having read very little of Sheckley,s work I was pleasantly surprised by the content of the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Peter hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Good anthology, good value
A good mix of stories and novellas, this anthology covers many styles and themes from across Bob's career. Good value for money.
Published 11 months ago by Norriep
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