SOME of the stories you are about to read tell of people you know, of events that might happen – but haven't yet.
SOME will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky, to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus.
AND SOME – perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories – open into the interior of strange minds... and reveal the reflection of ourselves.
ROBERT SHECKLEY is a story-teller whose uniquely imaginative fiction has reached an ever growing audience of delighted readers. This first collection of his stories is shrewdly calculated to win him a larger public still.
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.