History Creator / RobertSheckley

31st Dec '16 3:03:29 AM Geoduck
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Untouched by Human Hands'' (1954)
13th Dec '16 1:05:30 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* NormalFishInATinyPond: In "All the Things You Are", a human expedition visits an alien planet, only to discover to their horror that bizarre and unpleasant maladies are inflicted on the natives every time the humans interact with the environment, to the point that even breathing causes problems.
3rd Dec '16 12:04:51 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AliensOfLondon: Played for [[RuleOfFunny humor]] in ''Mindswap''. The protagonist is sitting in a bar on an alien world with no idea where to go next, when he's approached by one of the world's aliens, who offers to help. The alien is from a country to the south, so he speaks English with a stereotypical Mexican accent, and also speaks fluent Spanish.
29th Oct '16 8:47:46 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DivineDate: Amusingly averted in ''Godshome''. The goddess Mellicent has been struck by CupidsArrow, and has fallen for shy academic Arthur Fenn. When she professes her love, though, Arthur cannot believe such a beautiful creature could love him. She manages to convince him, but he's still too shy to make the first move, and she's too proud. Eventually, she gives him a ring which gives him the strength and appearance of a demigod, and he finds the courage to accept her proposition, but then [[TheLoinsSleepTonight can't get it up]].
27th Oct '16 7:43:26 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MonsterRoommate: In ''Godshome'', it's technically a god roommate, but [[OurGodsAreDifferent these gods]] are near enough to being monsters for most people. When Arthur Fenn gets his prayers answered, he doesn't realize that in payment, he'll get four very [[JerkassGod unpleasant gods]] living in his spare bedroom. They like their meat raw, and in large quantities, and they have a habit of throwing the gnawed bones out the window to rot in the yard, which eventually attracts the attention of the police.
27th Oct '16 7:21:12 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MadGod: * In ''Godshome'', the only god Arthur Fenn can find who is willing to listen to him and offer help is, worrisomely, living in the section of Godshome marked with a sign saying "WARNING! PROCEED NO FURTHER! WARD O FOR BIPOLAR CONDITIONS. OCCUPANTS MAY BE VIOLENT."

to:

* MadGod: * In ''Godshome'', the only god Arthur Fenn can find who is willing to listen to him and offer help is, worrisomely, living in the section of Godshome marked with a sign saying "WARNING! PROCEED NO FURTHER! WARD O FOR BIPOLAR CONDITIONS. OCCUPANTS MAY BE VIOLENT."
27th Oct '16 7:20:39 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* MadGod: * In ''Godshome'', the only god Arthur Fenn can find who is willing to listen to him and offer help is, worrisomely, living in the section of Godshome marked with a sign saying "WARNING! PROCEED NO FURTHER! WARD O FOR BIPOLAR CONDITIONS. OCCUPANTS MAY BE VIOLENT."
27th Oct '16 12:15:37 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TrappedByGamblingDebt: * In ''Godshome'', desperation when a "sure thing" stock market gamble goes wildly bad is what leads Arthur Fenn to try invoking old, forgotten gods.

to:

* TrappedByGamblingDebt: * TrappedByGamblingDebts: In ''Godshome'', desperation when a "sure thing" stock market gamble goes wildly bad is what leads Arthur Fenn to try invoking old, forgotten gods.
27th Oct '16 12:14:37 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TrappedByGamblingDebt: * In ''Godshome'', desperation when a "sure thing" stock market gamble goes wildly bad is what leads Arthur Fenn to try invoking old, forgotten gods.
25th Oct '16 1:58:05 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* VoluntaryShapeshifting: The story "Shape" is about an alien race which can shift into pretty much any form they want--but their society is extremely rigid and strict, and shifting into shapes which are not approved for your caste is a major taboo.
This list shows the last 10 events of 83. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.RobertSheckley