ROBERT SHECKLEY

Robert Sheckley credit to http://www.flickr.com/photos/falena/30993848/ROBERT SHECKLEY (1928 – 2005) An American author of Science Fiction, Sheckley won Hugo and Nebula awards for his writing. Over his long career he produced several hundred short stories and novels. He also took a turn as the fiction editor of OMNI Magazine. His clear and funny storytelling gained him a devoted following that appreciated his clever stories and novels. Intelligent satire, unpredictability, absurdism and humor marked nearly every story, even full length novels tended towards the humorous aspect of SF. His short story The Monsters stands tall as a classic of Science Fiction. It is a tale of first contact told from the alien’s perspective.

Public Domain Audiobooks:

Bad Medicine
By Robert Sheckley; Read by ???
1 |MP3| – [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Published: 2005

Online Audio:

HOUR 25 – Starting From Scratch

HOUR 25 – The Dimension Of Miracles

Commercial Audiobooks:

The Status Civilization by Robert SheckleyThe Status Civilization
By Robert Sheckley; Read by Mark Douglas Nelson
Audible Download – Approx. 5.5 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audio
Availiable at Audible and iTunes
Will Barrent has no memory of the murder for which he was convicted. He will now have to live his life sentence on the prison planet Omega. The few that survive there do it by committing crimes. And the more adept the planet inmates are at higher crime, the more they climb their bizarre anti-social ladder. They all must live in a society where drug addiction is mandatory, as is the worship of the Dark One. Barrent’s goal is to find why he was sent to this mad world and to clear his name and return to Earth. But first he must survive – for a life sentence on Omega is usually a short sentence indeed.

A Sheckley TrilogyA Sheckley Trilogy: Three Classic Tales of Science Fiction
By Robert Sheckley; Read by Mark Douglas Nelson
Audible Download – Approx. 2 Hours [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Wonder Audio
Availiable at Audible and iTunes
Robert Sheckley, master of the science-fiction short-story form, created numerous tales of dark humor. He had an entertaining gift for looking at society with a warped mirror, enabling us to see ourselves in a clearer reflection. Keep Your Shape” is from the perspective of an alien race with the unseemly ability to change shape. In “The Seventh Victim“, murder is legal and sanctioned by society, and the gunman’s victim is a beautiful woman. And when a spaceship filled with diverse alien life forms is stranded without a star drive, they only have one chance of getting home again. That chance is with a “Specialist” from Earth. These three works were originally published in Galaxy and The Magazine of Science Fiction and Fantasy in 1953.

The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, May-June 2003
By Barry M. Malzberg, John Kessel, Jack Cady, Robert Sheckley, Paolo Bacigalupi, Harvey Jacobs, David D. Levine and Robert Reed; Read by Stefan Rudnicki, Amanda Karr, Gabrielle de Cuir, and more
Audible Download – 6 Hours 41 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible, Inc.
Published: 2003
Includes: The Refuge Elsewhere by Robert Sheckley

The Best of Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine 2002
By Harlan Ellison, Albert E. Cowdry, Bruce Sterling, Jeffrey Ford, Damon Knight, Harlan Ellison, Bruce Sterling, Albert E. Cowdry, Jeffrey Ford, Damon Knight, Robert Sheckley, Maureen McHugh, Ron Wolfe, Esther M. Friesner, M. Rickert; Read by Harlan Ellison, Stefan Rudnicki, Gabrielle de Cuir
Audible Download – 7 Hours 52 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: Audible Inc.
Published: 2003
Includes Robert Sheckley’s Shoes “a noirish thriller that gives new meaning to the phrase ‘down at the heels.'”

Tell Me a Story: Science Fiction One
By Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Avram Davidson; Read by
1 Cassette – Approx 80 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher:
Published: 1999

Isaac Asimov’s All-Time Favourtie Science Fiction – Volume IV
Edited by Martin H. Greeenberg and Isaac Asimov; Read by Rene Auberjonois
1 Cassette – Approx. 80 Minutes [UNABRIDGED]
Publisher: DH Audio
Published:
ISBN: 0886469570
Includes “The Victim From Space” by Robert Sheckley

Radio Drama:

Tales Of TomorrowTales Of Tomorrow – Watchbird
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: ABC Radio (American Broadcasting Company)
Broadcast: 1953
Provider: OTR-Cat.com


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Bad Medicine
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1956
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – The Lifeboat Mutiny
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1956
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Skulking Permit
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1956
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Skulking Permit
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Something For Nothing
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Something For Nothing
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – A Wind Is Rising
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Protection
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Early Model
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – The Lifeboat Mutiny
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – The Seventh Victim
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1957
Provider: Internet Archive


X Minus OneX – Minus One – Gray Flannel Armor
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: NBC Radio
Broadcast: 1958
Provider: Internet Archive


Future Tense !Future Tense! – Protection
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: WMUK
Broadcast: May 15th, 1974


Future Tense !Future Tense! – The Seventh Victim
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: WMUK
Broadcast: May 20th, 1974


MindwebsMindwebs – The Gun Without A Bang
1 Broadcast – [SEMI-DRAMATIZED READING?]
Broadcaster: WHA Radio (Madison, WI)
Broadcast: 1976



MindwebsMindwebs – The Petrified World / Petrified Forest
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
1 |MP3| – [SEMI-DRAMATIZED READING]
Broadcaster: WHA Radio (Madison, WI)
Broadcast: 1977
Provider: Internet Archive


Future Imperfect – The Store Of The Worlds
By Robert Sheckley; Read by Ed Bishop and Robert Powell
1 Broadcast – [UNABRIDGED?]
Broadcaster: BBC World Service
Broadcast: 12/6/1988
RadioArchive.cc: |TORRENT|
A six part series, the last of which was a short story “The Store Of Worlds” by Robert Sheckley.


Sci-Fi Radio – Shape
Based on a story by Robert Sheckley
Broadcaster: NPR
Broadcast: 1990
A race of strictly regimented, shape-shifting aliens feel compelled to invade and conquer Earth, but every scouting mission to our planet has disappeared without a trace. A squad of elite commandos is sent in find the answer.


2000X - Watchbird based on the story by Robert Sheckley2000x: The Watchbird
By Robert Sheckley; Performed by a full cast
Audible Download – Approx. 35 Minutes [RADIO DRAMA]
Publisher: The Hollywood Theater of the Ear / Audible
Published: 2000
Science invents a flying robot that prevents murder, but there’s a fateful glitch. Adapted for audio by William F. Nolan and Ytzhak Berle, with a cast featuring Newell Alexander, Janet Carroll, Jerry Castillo, Joe Greco, Melissa Greenspan, Allan Miller, Stefan Rudnicki, Hamilton Camp, Brian Finney, and Bradley Schreiber.


Alien Futures – Ask A Foolish Question
Based on the story by Robert Sheckley; Performed by gaffo
Broadcaster: ???
Broadcast: 2002?
“I in fact did my own version as a ‘radiodrama’ (its ok for a one man effort – with humble sound effects and acting) – and three other Sheckley stories on my ‘alien futures’ radioshow. only broadcast on my ‘pirate’ radio station……which is temporarily out of action due to computer dying on me ;-/.”


The Laxian Key
Based on the characters and short stories of Robert Sheckley;
4 Parts – Approx. 2 Hours [RADIO DRAMA]
Broadcaster: BBC Radio 7
Broadcast: 2007
A science-fiction comedy series adapted and written for radio in four half-hour episodes by Chris Larner and David Gilbert. Starring Chris Larner, Mark Bonar, Trevor Cooper & Alex Rowe. Directed by Peter Kavanagh.
Episode 1 – The mysterious deaths of space tourists on Planet Party gives planet decontaminators Arnold and Gregor a unique job opportunity.
Episode 2 – London is melting! With the whole of earth blaming Arnold and Gregor, the planetary decontaminationists must flee, but where?
Episode 3 – Guilt stricken Arnold’s call home to apologise for melting Earth is traced. Our planetary decontaminationists are on the run.
Episode 4 – Arnold and Gregor are about to be bombed senseless by Evans the Welsh vigilante, a fitting reprisal surely for melting Earth.