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Bring Me the Head of Prince Charming

Author : Roger Zelazny
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Eager to win the coveted Millennial Evil Deeds Award for reshaping the world, Azzie Elbub, a demon, decides to create a Prince Charming and a Sleeping Beauty who will help his cause. Reprint.

The Alchemical Marriage of Alistair Crompton

Author : Robert Sheckley
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He is a tortured soul. Separated at an early age from two conflicting personalities, Alistair Crompton has decided on a daring scheme to reintegrate himself. But installed in different bodies and despatched to different planets, his two other selves have developed lives of their own: Loomis, who is completely self-indulgent and amoral; and Stack, vicious and impulsive. Both are direct opposites to the original Alistair; and their eventual reunion seems unlikely and highly dangerous...

Inside Delphi 2006

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Pilgrimage to Earth

Author : Robert Sheckley
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In "Pilgrimage to Earth," on a long-desired trip to the home planet, a young man finds a perfectly developed society and, finally, deep, true love-which, sadly, only lasts for a very limited time before the reset button removes all trace of it. The fourteen other stories in this collection are "All the Things You Are," "Trap," "The Body," "Early Model," "Disposal Service," "Human Man's Burden," "Fear in the Night," "Bad Medicine," "Protection," "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water," "Deadhead," "The Academy," "Milk Run," and "The Lifeboat Mutiny."

Divine Intervention

Author : Robert Sheckley
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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."

Immortality Inc

Author : Robert Sheckley
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Thomas Blaine remembered the car accident that killed him - and then he woke up in the hospital where a nurse told him where he was. "You'd call it being in the future." A future where bodies are sold to the highest bidder as new homes for the minds of the rich, who are greedy for more life when their own bodies wear out or are damaged. Suddenly, keeping body and soul together has taken on a new, and very sinister, meaning.

The 10th Victim

Author : Robert Sheckley
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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.

Journey Beyond Tomorrow

Author : Robert Sheckley
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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.

Store of Infinity

Author : 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."

The Game of X

Author : Robert Sheckley
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All secret agents need to look out for William Nye, now known as Agent X. His recruitment was simple and his legend is brilliant but un-earned. Somehow, he thinks he's the best there is and we all know how pride goeth before a fall. The master of SF hilarity and biting social satire creates a spy world that has gathered praise from the greats of the genre.