Sheckley has long been considered one of the genre’s leading humorists.
Robert Sheckley (1928–2005) was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated American author. Sheckley joined the Army in 1946 after graduating from high school, served in Korea, and later graduated from New York University. He wrote more than 15 novels and 400 short stories. In 2001, he received the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
“He was a major force in the development of modern science fiction.” — Gerald Jonas, from The New York Times obituary for Sheckley
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Skyboat’s Gabrielle de Cuir and Stefan Rudnicki were honored to be joined in the studio by a longtime personal friend (and huge fan) of Sheckley, Harlan Ellison®.
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