History Creator / RobertSheckley

9th Jul '16 11:04:36 PM Geoduck
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* FrenchCuisineIsHaughty: The protagonist in "Cordle to Onion to Carrot" subjects some French waiters to his new {{Jerkass}} persona.
13th Jun '16 3:53:12 AM Geoduck
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* IndyPloy: One story is about the human fleet is at an extreme disadvantage against the alien fleet, with both sides having perfect tactical computers. The humans shut their computers off and attack without a pattern. The aliens are mostly just sitting there while being shot at because their computers are not giving any tactical analysis.

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* IndyPloy: One story is about the human fleet is at "Fool's Mate" has Earth locked in an extreme disadvantage against the alien fleet, endless resource-draining stalemate with an enemy spacefleet, with both sides having perfect near-perfect tactical computers. The humans shut finally win by letting a crazy guy start "deciding" their computers off and attack without a pattern. The aliens are mostly just sitting there while being shot battle strategy by randomly pushing at because buttons on their computers are not giving any tactical analysis.computer. The other side gets blown to pieces as ''their'' computer sits and tries to figure out how to counter this new "strategy".
14th May '16 3:47:32 AM SilverDragon
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* AIIsACrapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper robot is deliberatly programmed to encumber first colonist. But with the passage of time robot become progressivly deadly dangerous. Suffice to say, that even Terminator looks pale in comparison.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper The helper robot is deliberatly deliberately programmed to encumber the first colonist. colonist, in order to simulate equipment breaks in the future colony. At first the colonist was hapless and inexperienced, so the robot was helpful. But with the passage of time the colonist was becoming good at his job, so, to compensate it, the robot become progressivly deadly was becoming progressively more dangerous. Suffice it to say, that at the end even Terminator looks pale in comparison.
10th May '16 2:23:28 PM Yerr
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* AIIsACrapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper robot is deliberatly programmed to encumber first colonist. But with the passage of time robot progressivly become deadly dangerous. Suffice to say, that even Terminator looks pale in comparison.

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* AIIsACrapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper robot is deliberatly programmed to encumber first colonist. But with the passage of time robot become progressivly become deadly dangerous. Suffice to say, that even Terminator looks pale in comparison.
10th May '16 2:22:15 PM Yerr
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* A.I. Is a Crapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper robot is deliberatly programmed to encumber first colonist. But with the passage of time robot progressivly become deadly dangerous. Suffice to say, that even Terminator looks pale in comparison.

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* A.I. Is a Crapshoot: AIIsACrapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper robot is deliberatly programmed to encumber first colonist. But with the passage of time robot progressivly become deadly dangerous. Suffice to say, that even Terminator looks pale in comparison.
10th May '16 2:21:09 PM Yerr
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* A.I. Is a Crapshoot: {{Subverted|Trope}} in "The Minimum Man". Helper robot is deliberatly programmed to encumber first colonist. But with the passage of time robot progressivly become deadly dangerous. Suffice to say, that even Terminator looks pale in comparison.
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".
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