Citizen in SpaceRobert Sheckley
science fiction, short stories
A collection of stories.
The Mountain Without a Name: Who on Work Order 35 was sabotaging the job?
The Accountant: Morton Dee won't do his Black Magic homework... fie!
Hunting Problem: Patrol 19 could rule the Jamboree... but what can part a Mirash from its hide? Diamonds?
A Thief in Time: Tom Eldridge is guilty, until he steals a time machine...
The Luckiest Man in the World: It doesn't take a genius to enjoy post-human Earth.
Hands Off: The alien ship couldn't move mountains... but boy, could it crack a nut!
Something for Nothing: With a machine that does everything, immortality's free.
A Ticket to Tranai: Legendary, Utopian Tranai! A man can live a long life there... if he survives the perks!
The Battle: Why waste real people on Armageddon?
Skulking Permit: With no crime, how can New Delaware meet Imperial standards?
Citizen in Space: He who emigrates with the most Spies, wins! (originally published in Playboy as "Spy Story")
Ask a Foolish Question: That's for me to know and you to find out.
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.