This volume contains eleven stories not previously collected together and not included in any of the other classic Sheckley compendiums published by Open Road.
In “Sarkanger,” Gregor and Arnold of the AAA Ace Interplanetary Decontamination Corporation take on an extermination job on Sarkan. Things get surprisingly complicated when the target vermin start arguing about who should be wiped out.
The ten other stories in this collection are “At the Conference of the Birds,” “The Destruction of Atlantis,” “Dial-a-Death,” “Divine Intervention,” “Love Song from the Stars,” “Message from Hell,” “The Necessary Thing,” “Robotvendor Rex,” “There Will Be No War after This One,” and “Wormworld.”
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”