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  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241473023
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.00

Untouched By Human Hands




A collection of brilliant short stories from one of America's greatest ever science fiction writers

Often considered to be Robert Sheckley's best short story collection, Untouched By Human Hands displays all of the author's signature surreal humour and eye for the unreal. Featuring human space exploration from the perspective of appalled aliens, darkly comic dystopias and wry fables of technological disaster, this slim collection is rich in wit, invention and provocative insight, and includes the classic stories 'The Monsters', Specialist' and 'Seventh Victim'.

  • Published: 14 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241473023
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.00

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Praise for Untouched By Human Hands

Robert Sheckley is one of the great funny writers

Douglas Adams

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

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

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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