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ISBN: 1-886778-60-4
Page count: 576
Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
Published: August 2005

Edited by Sharon L. Sbarsky
Cover art by Bob Eggleton
Cover design by Alice N. S. Lewis

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This volume contains the major short science fiction of Robert Sheckley. It was produced for his Guest of Honourship at Interaction, the 2005 World Science Fiction Convention.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by David Hartwell
  • The Leech
  • The Demons
  • Fool's Mate
  • The Monsters
  • Seventh Victim
  • Shape ["Keep Your Shape"]
  • Untouched by Human Hands ["One Man's Poison"]
  • Something for Nothing
  • The Accountant
  • A Thief in Time
  • The Battle
  • Milk Run
  • Ghost V
  • The Laxian Key
  • Skulking Permit
  • Squirrel Cage
  • The Lifeboat Mutiny
  • The Necessary Thing
  • Citizen in Space ["Spy Story"]
  • A Ticket to Tranai
  • The Skag Castle
  • All the Things You Are
  • Bad Medicine
  • Early Model
  • Pilgrimage to Earth ["Love, Incorporated"]
  • The Native Problem
  • The Language of Love
  • The Deaths of Ben Baxter
  • A Wind Is Rising
  • Gray Flannel Armor
  • Holdout
  • The Prize of Peril
  • The Minimum Man
  • The Sweeper of Loray
  • Triplication
  • The Store of the Worlds ["The World of Heart's Desire"]
  • Prospector's Special
  • Shall We Have a Little Talk?
  • What Is Life?
  • Sarkanger
  • Dukakis and the Aliens

Bob Eggleton

Bob Eggleton is a science fiction, fantasy and landscape artist. Winner of 7 Hugo Awards and 11 Chesley Awards, his art can be seen on the covers of magazines and books. He was Official Artist at Boskone 23 in 1986, was presented with the Jack Gaughan Award for Emerging Artist in 1988, and elevated to the rank of Fellow of NESFA in 1995, and has created artwork for the covers of several other NESFA Press books.