Untouched By Human Hands
‘The greatest entertainer ever produced by science fiction’ J. G. Ballard
These surreal, elegantly witty tales from one of the most esteemed writers of science fiction encompass indignant aliens, stranded space explorers, shapeshifters, a company that manufactures designer planets and a deadly hunting game in far-future New York.
‘Robert Sheckley is one of the great funny writers’ Douglas Adams
‘A writer not quite like any other whose forte is his own brand of strange and wonderful humour’ The New York Times
‘Genuinely funny SF’ Neil Gaiman
Robert Sheckley is one of the great funny writers -- Douglas Adams Robert Sheckley was writing genuinely funny SF before Douglas Adams was born ... It is a crime that most of his great short story collections from the 50s, 60s and 70s are out of print -- Neil Gaiman Robert Sheckley is the greatest entertainer ever produced by modern science fiction . . . what a feast of wit and intelligence he lays out -- J.G Ballard One of science fiction's seminal humourists * The New York Times * One of the finest debut volumes ever published in the field, and contains several tales which have remained famous, including 'The Monsters' and the superb 'Specialist' ... Sheckley's stories are unfailingly elegant and literate * Science Fiction Encyclopedia *
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