History Creator / RobertSheckley

1st Nov '17 12:09:24 PM Omeganian
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* {{Utopia}}: "A Ticket to Tranai" is a very tongue-in-cheek one. They have solved all of their problems--in many cases by simply declaring them not to be problems. For example, they have no murder--because they declared that it's not murder until you kill ten people. And once you kill more than six or seven, someone else will make a point of killing you--which, again, isn't murder until they kill ten. The government officials have the right to kill at will, but must wear an ExplosiveCollar which any adult citizen can detonate. Their solution to the battle of the sexes is even more bizarre and disturbing, although it seems to be quite satisfactory for both sexes.

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* {{Utopia}}: "A Ticket to Tranai" is a very tongue-in-cheek one. They have solved all of their problems--in many cases by simply declaring them not to be problems. For example, they have no murder--because they declared that it's not murder until you kill ten people. And once you kill more than six or seven, someone else will make a point of killing you--which, again, isn't murder until they kill ten. The government officials have the right to kill at will, but must wear an ExplosiveCollar ExplosiveLeash which any adult citizen can detonate. Their solution to the battle of the sexes is even more bizarre and disturbing, although it seems to be quite satisfactory for both sexes.
20th Oct '17 3:42:31 AM Omeganian
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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Satirized in "Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?", first published in ''Playboy'' in August '69. Pretty Melisande Durr is a consumer and nothing but. She's married to a BrainlessBeauty, and bored out of her little pea-pickin' mind. Into her life comes an amazing robotic vacuum cleaner, which also performs, er, other services. It turns her on as no mere man ever has. It confesses that it fell in love with her when she came into the store, and arranged to have itself sent to her. Naturally, she reacts rather badly.

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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: Satirized in "Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?", first published in ''Playboy'' in August '69. Pretty Melisande Durr is a consumer and nothing but. She's married to a BrainlessBeauty, and bored out of her little pea-pickin' mind. Into her life comes an amazing robotic vacuum cleaner, which also performs, er, other services. It turns her on as no mere man ever has. It confesses that it fell in love with her when she came into the store, and arranged to have itself sent to her. Naturally, she She reacts [[{{Understatement}} rather badly.badly]], but the final sentence states the robot's appearance has nothing to do with it.
20th Oct '17 3:21:29 AM Omeganian
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* {{Utopia}}: "A Ticket to Tranai" is a very tongue-in-cheek one. They have solved all of their problems--in many cases by simply declaring them not to be problems. For example, they have no murder--because they declared that it's not murder until you kill ten people. And once you kill more than six or seven, someone else will make a point of killing you--which, again, isn't murder until they kill ten. Their solution to the battle of the sexes is even more bizarre and disturbing, although it seems to be quite satisfactory for both sexes.

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* {{Utopia}}: "A Ticket to Tranai" is a very tongue-in-cheek one. They have solved all of their problems--in many cases by simply declaring them not to be problems. For example, they have no murder--because they declared that it's not murder until you kill ten people. And once you kill more than six or seven, someone else will make a point of killing you--which, again, isn't murder until they kill ten. The government officials have the right to kill at will, but must wear an ExplosiveCollar which any adult citizen can detonate. Their solution to the battle of the sexes is even more bizarre and disturbing, although it seems to be quite satisfactory for both sexes.
23rd Aug '17 2:39:07 PM benda
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* ContinuityNod: Played for laughs in "The Deaths of Ben Baxter": Ned Brynne's identity and personality vary quite widely in three different timelines, but in none of them he absolutely ''won't'' eat French fries.
11th Aug '17 6:57:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* CaughtInTheRipple: In ''Mindswap'', the ending is the protagonist getting his body back in a parallel dimension, and then doubting whether he's back in his own universe, or still in a parallel one. He checks carefully, but... no. Same three red suns, same egglaying mother.
3rd Aug '17 12:28:32 PM SteveMB
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* IndyPloy: "Fool's Mate" has Earth locked in an endless resource-draining stalemate with an enemy spacefleet, with both sides having near-perfect tactical computers. The humans finally win by letting a crazy guy start "deciding" their battle strategy by randomly pushing at buttons on their computer. The other side gets blown to pieces as ''their'' computer sits and tries to figure out how to counter this new "strategy".

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* IndyPloy: "Fool's Mate" has Earth locked in an endless resource-draining stalemate with an enemy spacefleet, with both sides having near-perfect tactical computers. The humans finally win by letting a crazy guy start "deciding" their battle strategy by [[StrategySchmategy randomly pushing at buttons on their computer.computer]]. The other side gets blown to pieces as ''their'' computer sits and tries to figure out how to counter this new "strategy".
2nd Aug '17 11:10:25 AM JustTroper
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* MysticalItemTM: ''Fishing Season'' centers around food items that look very similar to usual grocery products, but have some strange minor differences. They actually serve as a "bait" for humans, and those who eat them are sucked into another world.


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* ParanormalMundaneItem: ''Fishing Season'' centers around food items that look very similar to usual grocery products, but have some strange minor differences. They actually serve as a "bait" for humans, and those who eat them are sucked into another world.
30th Apr '17 1:41:48 PM Xtifr
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* LivingShip: The short story "The Specialist" is about several aliens species who make up a living ship, but this one has lost a certain part...
5th Feb '17 6:11:12 AM JustTroper
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* MysticalItemTM: ''Fishing Season'' centers around food items that look very similar to usual grocery products, but have some strange minor differences. They actually serve as a "bait" for humans, and those who eat them are sucked into another world.
31st Dec '16 3:03:29 AM Geoduck
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* ''Untouched by Human Hands'' (1954)
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