- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Bantam Books (July 1982)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553130315
- ISBN-13: 978-0553130317
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.7 x 1.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 113 g
Sheckley's lean and mean plotting, his neurotic, time-running-out characters, and his bold and paradoxical staging of events makes his stories uniquely witty, satisfying and, well, awesome.
Sheckley is the favorite writer of many of your favorite writers. Just ask them. This collection has a stupid title and belies the brilliance within those pages. About two thirds of Sheckley's stories are pure genius and only one third unsuccessful or semi-lame. His percentage is about the same as Bradbury's, and Sheckley and Bradbury both wrote some of the all-time greatest stories in modern fantasy.
I highly recommend this book, along with Sheckley's three classic satirical novels: DIMENSION OF MIRACLES, JOURNEY BEYOND TOMORROW (aka JOURNEY OF JOENES) and MINDSWAP.