History Creator / RobertSheckley

24th Nov '15 9:01:42 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: In one story, a man finds what seems to be a wishing machine. Throughout the story, several people attempt to take it, ans he barely fights them off. In the end, it turns out he should have let them take it - the machine was nothing but a device for ordering. In the end, he has to pay over 18 trillion [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]]. [[WorkOffTheDebt Working in marble mines]]. For 2-3 credits a day. The only thing given for free, apparently, is [[ImmortalityHurts immortality]], which he ordered just before being given the bill.

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* ShockinglyExpensiveBill: In one story, a man finds what seems to be a wishing machine. Throughout the story, several people attempt to take it, ans and he barely fights them off. In the end, it turns out he should have let them take it - the machine was nothing but a device for ordering. In the end, he has to pay over 18 trillion [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]]. [[WorkOffTheDebt Working in marble mines]]. For 2-3 credits a day. The only thing given for free, apparently, is [[ImmortalityHurts immortality]], which he ordered just before being given the bill.
28th May '15 1:18:06 AM Omeganian
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* CargoCult: One short story depicts an AfterTheEnd civilization, where all that remains from the past (over five thousand years ago) is a religion based around a system of elaborate rituals which are supposed to be performed for [[AncientAstronauts arriving "gods"]]. For the past three thousand years, there has been a debate about whether all the rituals must be performed as always, or perhaps a feast for the gods must be prepared first. The story is centered on the debate continuing in front of [[HumansAreCthulhu two starving "gods"]] [[spoiler:The newer point of "feast first" wins out in the end, and seems to win completely once the "gods'" behavior shows how happy they are with the food and drink offered]].

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* CargoCult: One short story depicts an AfterTheEnd a primitive civilization, where all which remembers that remains from in the past (over five thousand years ago) ago), they used to be visited by gods all the time. Now there is a religion based around a system of elaborate rituals which are supposed to be performed for the [[AncientAstronauts arriving "gods"]]. For However, for the past three thousand years, there has been a debate about whether all the rituals must be performed as always, or perhaps a feast for the gods must be prepared first. The story is centered on the debate continuing in front of [[HumansAreCthulhu two starving "gods"]] [[spoiler:The newer point of "feast first" wins out in the end, and seems to win completely once the "gods'" behavior shows how happy pleased they are with the food and drink offered]].
28th Mar '15 4:44:02 AM Patachou
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Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction and MysteryFiction, best known for his voluminous production of witty and cynical SF short stories in the 1950's and 60's. His story "The Prize of Peril" is particularly notable for its early prediction of the rise of reality television, and likely served as an inspiration for Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/TheRunningMan''.

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Robert Sheckley '''Robert Sheckley''' (1928-2005) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction and MysteryFiction, best known for his voluminous production of witty and cynical SF short stories in the 1950's and 60's. His story "The Prize of Peril" is particularly notable for its early prediction of the rise of reality television, and likely served as an inspiration for Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/TheRunningMan''.


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Music/FrankZappa named him in his influences list on the ''Music/FreakOut'' album.
18th Feb '15 11:41:59 PM Geoduck
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* DoAndroidsDream / MomentKiller: "Human Man's Burden".

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* DoAndroidsDream / MomentKiller: DoAndroidsDream: "Human Man's Burden".
18th Feb '15 11:39:34 PM Geoduck
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* CultColony / LightspeedLeapfrog: "The Native Problem"
15th Nov '14 11:09:07 AM SilverDragon
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* {{Smurfing}}: In one short story, a human tries to learn an alien language. But this language can change extremely fast, and the human's interactions with aliens ''while learning it'' keep influencing the language. Eventually, the language turns into Smurfing overnight, and the human gives up.
12th Nov '14 3:50:46 PM Geoduck
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* MomentKiller: The obnoxious marrying-bot in "Human Man's Burden" repeatedly engages in this behavior.
29th Apr '14 5:37:10 PM KTera
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* PerpetualStorm: ''A Wind is Rising'' centers around a human station with two people, based on a planet where the wind never drops below 70 mph. They barely weather a storm of nearly 200 mph, which leaves with with a severely battered station and a broken vehicle. Then a local (who gives them weather forecasts) says "Sorry for my last forecast not being accurate enough to warn you about this moderate gale. Why is it my last forecast? Well, the summer is over, and now [[WhamLine me and my people must leave]] to [[ThoseWereOnlyTheirScouts hide from the powerful winter storms]]."
3rd Apr '14 4:01:47 AM erforce
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The movie ''{{Freejack}}'' is, in theory, based on his novel, ''Immortality, Inc.''. The live-action Disney movie ''Film/{{Condorman}}'' is loosely based on his story, "The Game of X", and he is credited as one of the screenwriters. An Italian movie, ''The Tenth Victim'', was made based on his short story, "The Seventh Victim"; Sheckley also wrote the novelization of the movie, and ended up writing two sequels, ''Victim Prime'', and ''Hunter / Victim'', as well.

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The movie ''{{Freejack}}'' ''Film/{{Freejack}}'' is, in theory, based on his novel, ''Immortality, Inc.''. The live-action Disney movie ''Film/{{Condorman}}'' is loosely based on his story, "The Game of X", and he is credited as one of the screenwriters. An Italian movie, ''The Tenth Victim'', was made based on his short story, "The Seventh Victim"; Sheckley also wrote the novelization of the movie, and ended up writing two sequels, ''Victim Prime'', and ''Hunter / Victim'', as well.
6th Mar '14 10:00:09 PM PaulA
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Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction and {{Mystery}}, best known for his voluminous production of witty and cynical SF short stories in the 1950's and 60's. His story "The Prize of Peril" is particularly notable for its early prediction of the rise of reality television, and likely served as an inspiration for Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/TheRunningMan''.

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Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction and {{Mystery}}, MysteryFiction, best known for his voluminous production of witty and cynical SF short stories in the 1950's and 60's. His story "The Prize of Peril" is particularly notable for its early prediction of the rise of reality television, and likely served as an inspiration for Creator/StephenKing's novel ''Literature/TheRunningMan''.



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