Robert Sheckley: Stories

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1 Ask a Foolish Question

"It's well established now that the way you put a question often determines not only the answer you'll get, but the type of answer possible. So. a mechanical answerer, geared to produce the ultimate revelations in reference to anything you want to know, might have unsuspected limitations."

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 103| Votes: 7 | Score: 7.10
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2 Bad Medicine

Elwood Caswell, a homicidal maniac who wants to murder his best friend. Knowing it was wrong, he stops to buy a therapeutic machine, one made by General Motors. In a hurry, he buys, for cash, the floor model. The clerk learns that the floor model was gauged for Martians, who knows what effect it would have on a human, and the hunt is on.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 105| Votes: - | Score: -
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3 Beside Still Waters

When people talk about getting away from it all, they are usually thinking about our great open spaces out west. But to science fiction writers, that would be practically in the heart of Times Square. When a man of the future wants solitude he picks a slab of rock floating in space four light years east of Andromeda. Here is a gentle little story about a man who sought the solitude of such a location. And who did he take along for company? Charles the Robot.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 83| Votes: - | Score: -
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4 Cost of Living

If easy payment plans were to be really efficient, patrons' lifetimes had to be extended!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 65| Votes: - | Score: -
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5 Diplomatic Immunity

He said he wasn't immortal--but nothing could kill him. Still, if the Earth was to live as a free world, he had to die.

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 167| Votes: 13 | Score: 8.08
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6 Forever

Of all the irksome, frustrating, maddening discoveries--was there no way of keeping it discovered?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 125| Votes: 10 | Score: 7.50
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7 The Hour of Battle

As one of the Guardian ships protecting Earth, the crew had a problem to solve. Just how do you protect a race from an enemy who can take over a man's mind without seeming effort or warning?

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 143| Votes: 6 | Score: 7.71
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8 Meeting of the Minds

What mission had the Quedak been given? Even he couldn't remember any more--but he refused to die till it was completed!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 132| Votes: - | Score: -
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9 One Man's Poison

They could eat a horse, only luckily there was none. it might have eaten them first!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 54| Votes: - | Score: -
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10 Prospector's Special

Lost in the vast Scorpion Desert of Venus, he needed all the courage a man could own--and every bit of credit he could raise!

Age Rating: Older than 7 | Genre: Science Fiction
Tags: Science Fiction, Novel-Classic
Downloads: 78| Votes: 8 | Score: 7.04
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