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Robert Sheckley

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Robert Sheckley (16.06.1928 years)

Robert Sheckley was born in 1928 in New York. After serving in the Army he graduated from New York University. Early began to write, and since 1951. shape in a professional writer. It is considered one of the leading representatives of the satirical and humorous NF USA.
The first publication is dated 1952 year - "Last check". In the late 70's worked as editor of the prose of "Omni". Long led the "nomadic" lifestyle, constantly moving from one location in the U.S. and Europe. What is encouraging, recently visited Russia. And even gave an interview (somewhere in the news it was).

The success of the comedian and satirist brought the stories the mid 50's, represented in the collections - "untouched by human hands", "Citizen in Space", "Shop infinity". More recent stories grouped into collections - "The trap for the people", "Anything you feel, when I do this?", "Same to you - twice the amount," "Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley.

. Although most of the works SHekli full of cheerful and sparkling humor, they clearly discern the author's anxiety for the person's ability to cope with their inner world (the desire to destroy)
. In the "ultimate weapon" is most clearly expressed the idea that human aggression can become a weapon more powerful than the most advanced technology of super-weapons. A mild sense of humor pervades many of the stories on the contact and the aliens: "Not touched by human hands" (1952), "The smell of thought" (1953), "Leech" (19 ..).

Varied and interesting of his works. The most likely curious spaceship in the NF, the crew members are both the same and its "parts" to form a combined defective biomehanizm, painted in his stories - "Specialist" (1953), "Form" (1953). Another endless source of inspiration Sheckley, satirist and humorist - robots, terrestrial and extraterrestrial: "Mutiny boat" (1955), "Special artisanal" (1959), "My twin - Robot" (1973), "Robot Rex" (19 .. ) etc.. Cybernetic dystopia, in which criminals are caught and punished with an electronic "vultures", is depicted in the "Guard-Bird" (1953). Criminology is devoted to problems of the future as the story "The Thief of Time" (1952). In a humorous "Battle" (1954) Armageddon is the final battle against kiberdemonov kiberangelov. Unlike traditional folkloric supernatural creatures in "Demons" (1953), the hero of the story "Accountant" (1953) - a boy from a family of sorcerers - dreams, it turns out, the more prosaic profession "normal" people. With inherent SHekli brilliance and wit, the delicate issue of sex and eroticism are solved in the short stories: "Ideal Woman" (1954), . "Pilgrimage to Earth" (1956), . "Language of Love" (1957), . "And people do this?" (1972), . "You feel something, . I do this? "(19 ..).,

. Also, Robert Sheckley is known to the reader through collaboration with Roger Zelazny, with whom he wrote the ironic trilogy about a young demon Azzi
. The trilogy is full of plenty of comic situations in which falls the demon constantly trying to build a great mischief.


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