Happy Birthday, Robert Sheckley, born 16 July 1928, died 9 December 2005
- A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt.
- I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck.
- Wherever you go in the galaxy, you can find a food business, a house-building business, a war business, a peace business, a governing business, and so forth. And, of course, a God business, which is called ‘religion,’ and which is a particularly reprehensible line of endeavour.
- Action isn’t my forte. I’m an expert on contemplation and mild regret.
- Once you find you can’t walk as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated.
- I’ve always thought of absurdism as a French fad I’d like to belong to.
- I wrote what I hoped would be science fiction, I was not at all sure if what I wrote would be acceptable even. But I don’t say that I consciously wrote with humour. Humour is a part of you that comes out.
Sheckley was an American author who wrote in the Science-Fiction genre. He was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.