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The People Trap

The People Trap Contents The People Trap The Victim from Space Shall We Have a Little Talk Restricted Area The Odour of Thought aka The Odor of Thought The Necessary Thing

  • Title: The People Trap
  • Author: Robert Sheckley
  • ISBN: 9780330029728
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Contents 7 The People Trap 1968 28 The Victim from Space 1957 48 Shall We Have a Little Talk 1965 75 Restricted Area 1953 93 The Odour of Thought 1953 aka The Odor of Thought 106 The Necessary Thing 1955 119 Redfern s Labyrinth 1968 125 Proof of the Pudding 1952 134 The Laxian Key 1954 146 The Last Weapon 1953 156 FishiContents 7 The People Trap 1968 28 The Victim from Space 1957 48 Shall We Have a Little Talk 1965 75 Restricted Area 1953 93 The Odour of Thought 1953 aka The Odor of Thought 106 The Necessary Thing 1955 119 Redfern s Labyrinth 1968 125 Proof of the Pudding 1952 134 The Laxian Key 1954 146 The Last Weapon 1953 156 Fishing Season 1953 172 Dreamworld 1968 183 Diplomatic Immunity 1953 205 Ghost V 1954

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    1. it's probably good that robert sheckley is dead, because if i ever met him, i'd probably just start screaming WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS!?!?!?? WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS!??? WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS??!?? WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS!?!?!???? and that would be embarrassing.Lanigan screamed. He screamed while people gathered around and looked at him (but didn't do anything or become anything), and then a policeman came, as he was supposed to (but the sun didn't change shape once), and then an [...]

    2. A collection of the short fiction of Robert Sheckley, all of which appeared in the science fiction magazines of the 1950s. None are particularly memorable; all have some kind of twist, sometimes quite predictable, and a tone of wry humour.The eponymous story is probably the weakest. It uses the idea, novel at the time, of a race where the prize is an acre of land in an overpopulated Earth. The goal is to reach the land registry office in New York which is supposedly a densely packed criminal und [...]

    3. Short sf stories are all about a big idea and/or a twist ending. The stories in this book are quite readable, but not very memorable. The ideas aren't big enough for that.

    4. Fourteen satiric, sometimes comic short stories by an author who made his name with them. All but one of these was written in the mid-1950's. One indication of quality SF is how well it survives the test of time. I recently read collections by Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury, and these don't hold up as well. They lack the scientific detail of Clarke and the literary writing of Bradbury. They also suffer from common 1950's SF tropes. There are hardly any female characters, the universe is full [...]

    5. This is my first time reading Sheckley. This book is a collection of short stories. Some were better than others, but they were all enjoyable in different ways. There were a few that had the same two characters, which reminded me very much of the iRobot stories. I really enjoyed reading these stories just for the fact that they are from the early days of sci-fi, when it only took a single idea or concept to create a story. Sometimes the stories are cerebral and cause one to question certain prin [...]

    6. Another collection of light and imaginative short stories. All showing their age now and firmly fixed in 70's but still good reading.The stories all take a surreal or absurdist premise and explore some of the possibilities around this. In reflection they would work equally well outside of the 'science-fiction' genre but are most easily accepted in this way. Whilst none have the same credentials as a Jorge-Louis Borges tale I can see them sitting next to each other on the same shelf Sheckley's wi [...]

    7. I have a soft spot for the works of Robert Sheckley, especially his shorter fiction. Sheckley writes a wonderful mix of humour, satire and highly imaginative world building.This collection is one of the first of his I read, which I am revisiting after many years.

    8. I loved this book. It's so different from everything else on my reading list and the stories are so weird and delightful. This is even the edition/cover I have, picked up at a second-hand bookstore on vacation.

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