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Journey Beyond Tomorrow

By Robert Sheckley

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  • £P.O.R.

An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future.

Tomorrow...and the day after. Citizens worship the Almighty Machine. Passion is a beatnik, love the new frontier. Both God and Satan have been driven underground. The insane are treated by making their delusions real. Jail is a place to break into. Government is lost in the mapless Octagon. And science has given birth to superstition. Where? In America. When? Less than forty years from today.' to 'Tomorrow... and the day after. Citizens worship the Almighty Machine. Passion is a beatnik, love the new frontier. Both God and Satan have been driven underground. The insane are treated by making their delusions real. Jail is a place to break into. Government is lost in the mapless Octagon. And science has given birth to superstition. Where? In America. When? Less than forty years from today.

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  • ISBN: 9781473207516
  • Publication date: 27 Nov 2014
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  • Imprint: Gateway
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The Robot Who Looked Like Me

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In "The Robot Who Looked Like Me," a busy man and a busy woman find a way to carve out time to romance each other-by having look-alike robots made to do the job-who then run away together.The twelve other stories in this collection are "Slaves of Time," "Voices," "A Supplicant in Space," "Sneak Previews," "Zirn Left Unguarded, the Jenghik Palace in Flames, John Westerly Dead," "Welcome to the Standard Nightmare," "The Never-Ending Western Movie," "What Is Life?", "I See a Man Sitting on a Chair, and the Chair Is Biting His Leg," "Is That What People Do?", "Silversmith Wishes," and "End City."

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The 10th Victim

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It's the 21st Century and the ugliness of war no longer exists, except on a very personal level. Nowadays, people like Marcello Polletti, seller of Roman sunsets, and Caroline Meredith, lithe, beautiful, blonde and backed by corporate sponsors and the Roy Bell Dancers, hunt, chase and kill each other for sport and for the entertainment of the masses - until something oddly like personal human feelings pops up to confuse the players and up the stakes...as each of them seeks to kill their 10th victim and rise in the ranks of the hunters.

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Hunter/Victim

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Take a look at a dark, deadly future where the game is hunting and the result is killing, human to human, with status, money, power, and sex as the prizes. The operation runs underground and Frank Blackwell is a new recruit who is destined to change the game and turn it into legitimate popular entertainment for the masses.

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The Alternative Detective

Robert Sheckley
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Hob Draconian, American-born but a two-decade resident of Ibiza and a tie-dyed-in-the-wool hippie philosopher, finds himself in Snuff's Landing, New Jersey, doing import/export work on equipment for communes and a little private eye work on the side as The Alternative Detective Agency. His alternate world exists alongside America and Europe but crosses whole other sets of boundaries and ventures into dimensions that are alien to most normal humans but feel like home to Hob. Sultry blondes, missing persons and mysterious circumstances are standard equipment.

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Soma Blues

Robert Sheckley
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Hob Draconian, American-born but a two-decade resident of Ibiza and a tie-dyed-in-the-wool hippie philosopher divides his time between Paris and Ibiza--and when Soma, a new drug, turns up in Paris in the hands of a murdered Ibizan drug-dealer, it's time for the Alternative Detective Agency to spring into action and defeat the crime syndicate that has infiltrated his beloved expatriate community.

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White Death

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The Status Civilization

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Dimension of Miracles

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Thomas Carmody wins the Intergalactic Sweepstakes and leaves Earth behind. He ends up following his fast-talking Prize from place to place, seeing talking dinosaurs, a perfect city smothering its residents with motherly love, a giant, slightly bored God, and much more. The only problem is that death is chasing closely after him and there seems to be no way to get safely home . . .

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Dramocles

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Minotaur Maze

Robert Sheckley
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When Robert Sheckley creates a modern take on the myth of the Minotaur, he creates a tour de force of imagination, fantasy, and creative confusion. Through brief chapters running from "How Theseus got his first Mintoauring Job" to "I hate to blame Daedalus for everything," "The Attack of the Self Pity Plant," "Daedalus Dispenses with Causality," and finally, "Falling Through the Story," we travel a maze as lethally complicated as the Minotaur's and arrive at the end breathless with wonder, surprise, and laughter.

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Untouched by Human Hands

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People hunt and kill one another as public entertainment and to win prizes in "Seventh Victim," the short version of Sheckley's novel The 10th Victim, which was made into a movie.The twelve other stories in this collection are "The Monsters," "Cost of Living," "The Altar," "Shape," "The Impacted Man," "Untouched by Human Hands," "The King's Wishes," "Warm," "The Demons," "Specialist," "Ritual," and "Beside Still Waters."

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Citizen in Space

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Marvin Goodman thinks he has discovered an unknown paradise and buys "A Ticket to Tranai." What starts as Utopia ends up becoming a death trap.The twelve other stories included in this collection are "The Mountain Without a Name," "The Accountant," "Hunting Problem," "A Thief in Time," "The Luckiest Man in the World," "Hands Off," "Something for Nothing," "A Ticket to Tranai," "The Battle," "Skulking Permit," "Citizen in Space," and "Ask a Foolish Question."

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Notions

Robert Sheckley
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The People Trap

Robert Sheckley
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Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?

Robert Sheckley
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In "The Cruel Equations," a planetary explorer finds out how lethal it can be when a robot guard has been designed to do too perfect a job.The fifteen other stories in this collection are "Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?", "Cordle to Onion to Carrot," "The Petrified World," "Game: First Schematic," "Doctor Zombie and His Little Furry Friends," "The Same to You Doubled," "Starting From Scratch," "The Mnemone," "Tripout," "Notes on the Perception of Imaginary Differences," "Down the Digestive Tract and Into the Cosmos With Mantra, Tantra, and Specklebang," "Pas de Trois of the Chef and the Waiter," "Aspects of Langranak," "Plague Circuit," and "Tailpipe to Disaster."

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Shards of Space

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Is That What People Do?

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Pilgrimage to Earth

Robert Sheckley
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Store of Infinity

Robert Sheckley
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In "The Prize of Peril," everyone lives on...because when someone is about to die, the emergency squad is always there to bring that person back-whether he or she wants it or not.The seven other stories in this collection are "The Humours," "Triplication," "The Minimum Man," "If the Red Slayer," "The Store of the Worlds," "The Gun Without a Bang," and "The Deaths of Ben Baxter."

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Uncanny Tales

Robert Sheckley
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This collection focuses on Sheckley's horror stories. The sixteen stories included are "A Trick Worth Two of That," "The Mind-Slaves of Manitori," "Pandora's Box-Open with Care," "The Dream of Misunderstanding," "Magic, Maples, and Maryanne," "The New Horla," "The City of the Dead," "The Quijote Robot," "Emissary from a Green and Yellow World," "The Universal Karmic Clearing House," "Deep Blue Sleep," "The Day the Aliens Came," "Dukakis and the Aliens," "Mirror Games," "Sightseeing, 2179," and "Agamemnon's Run."