Brian Aldiss, once described fellow sci-fi author Robert Sheckley as "Voltaire-and-soda." Sheckley, in his opinion, was one of the three great "entertainers" of 1960s science fiction—along with Kurt Vonnegut and Philip K. Dick. "Modern life and its absurdities," Aldiss noted, "provoked his sharpest and wittiest responses."
More than anyone, Sheckley set …
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