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Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics)

Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley - Robert Sheckley, Jonathan Lethem, Alex Abramovich An excellent retrospective of Sheckley - an incredibly underrated and underknown early sci-fi writer - and his short fiction. Funny, moving, and incredibly prescient, he had a pulse on not the fantastic sci-fi of those who came after (although plenty of stories are indeed quite fantastic) but on the human side of the sci-fi equation. The people who go off to those planets, who create those machines, who do those things. There's real heart here and quite a lot of smart serious intense thought. Well worth your time if you're even remotely interested in the genre.More about it at RB: http://wp.me/pGVzJ-n5