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.
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.