Pilgrimage to Earth
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Pilgrimage to Earth

by Robert Sheckley
Release date: 1957
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, short stories

A collection of stories.

Pilgrimage to Earth : A hayseed from Kazanga IV finds true love among the fleshpots of Old Earth. (originally published in Playboy as "Love, Inc.")

All the Things You Are: Diplomacy's awkward when you make them sneeze.

Trap: Beware of traps marked "TRAP!" (Originally published using the pseudonym Finn O'Donnevan)

The Body: Good boy, Professor!

Early Model: Sorcery gets Science's demon.

Disposal Service: Let us help you lose that inconvenient body.

Human Man's Burden: A robot's a robot, but a good mail order bride is hard to keep!

Fear in the Night: Snake dreamsss...

Bad Medicine: Lie back and remember your goricae...you're a very sick Martian! (Originally published using the pseudonym Finn O'Donnevan)

Protection: Be safe: Don't lesnerize!

Earth, Air, Fire and Water: The perfect spacesuit? Of course not.

Deadhead: A man with no specialist training on Mars can take the next ship back to Earth...if he came on one.

The Academy: Seek help before your Psycho rating hits 7.

Milk Run: Gregor & Arnold wrangle a ship full of space critters.

The Lifeboat Mutiny: Joe the Interstellar Junkman sells G. and A. a Drome lifeboat that's still fighting the war.

updated 2017-01-16

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