When Thomas Carmody wins the jackpot in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes, he is whisked off to galactic headquarters to claim his prize in person. But when he arrives in outer space, the only problem is – just how does he get back to Earth?
The odyssey home takes him through the most extraordinary experiences, on extraordinary worlds, populated by extraordinary people. And over all looms the terror of his personal predator – a monster of many guises, designed and created specially for devouring Carmodys...
Robert Sheckley (1928–2005) was a Hugo and Nebula nominated American author. First published in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and comical.
Sheckley was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.