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Robert Sheckley

Birthdate: 16. July 1928
Date of death: 9. December 2005

Robert Sheckley was an American writer. First published in the science-fiction magazines of the 1950s, his numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist, and broadly comical.

Nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards, Sheckley was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001. Wikipedia

Works

Dimension of Miracles
Dimension of Miracles
Robert Sheckley
Mindswap
Mindswap
Robert Sheckley
Victim Prime
Victim Prime
Robert Sheckley
Hunter/Victim
Hunter/Victim
Robert Sheckley
Immortality, Inc.
Immortality, Inc.
Robert Sheckley
Options
Options
Robert Sheckley
Watchbird
Watchbird
Robert Sheckley
Shape
Robert Sheckley
Pilgrimage to Earth
Pilgrimage to Earth
Robert Sheckley

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„It was as easy as falling off a precipice.“

—  Robert Sheckley

Source: The 10th Victim (1965), Chapter 3 (p. 28)

„Your predator is close behind you and will infallibly be your death.”
“I don’t doubt it,” Carmody said, in a moment of strange calm.” But in terms of long-range planning, I never did expect to get out of this Universe alive.”
“That is meaningless,” the Prize said. “The fact is, you have lost everything.”
“I don’t agree,” Carmody said. “Permit me to point out that I am presently still alive.”
“Agreed. But only for the moment.”
“I have always been alive only for the moment,” Carmody said. “I could never count on more. It was my error to expect more. That holds true, I believe, for all of my possible and potential circumstances.”
“Then what do you hope to achieve with your moment?”
“Nothing,” Carmody said. “Everything.”
“I don’t understand you any longer,” the Prize said. “Something about you has changed, Carmody. What is it?”
“A minor thing,” Carmody told him. “I have simply given up a longevity which I never possessed anyhow. I have turned away from the con game which the Gods run in their heavenly sideshow. I no longer care under which shell the pea of immortality might be found. I don’t need it. I have my moment, which is quite enough.”
“Saint Carmody,” the Prize said, in tones of deepest sarcasm. “No more than a shadow’s breadth separates you and death! What will you do now with your pitiable moment?“

—  Robert Sheckley, book Dimension of Miracles

“I shall continue to live it,” Carmody said. “That is what moments are for.”
Source: Dimension of Miracles (1968), Chapter 28 (pp. 189-190; closing words)

„Remember, similitude need not imply exactitude.“

—  Robert Sheckley, book Dimension of Miracles

Source: Dimension of Miracles (1968), Chapter 24 (p. 159)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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