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Robert Sheckley

Immortality, Inc

A man wakes up after a fatal car accident—in someone else’s body—in this ahead-of-its-time Hugo Award–nominated classic.
Thomas Blaine remembered the car accident that killed him—and then he woke up in the hospital. A nurse told him where he was. “You’d call it being in the future.” A future where bodies are sold to the highest bidder as new homes for the minds of the rich, who are greedy for more life when their own bodies wear out or are damaged. Suddenly, keeping body and soul together has taken on a new, and very sinister, meaning. 
From the very beginning of his career, Robert Sheckley was recognized by fans, reviewers, and fellow authors as a master storyteller and the wittiest satirist working in the science fiction field. Open Road is proud to republish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections. Rediscover, or discover for the first time, a master of science fiction who, according to the New York Times, was “a precursor to Douglas Adams.”
246 printed pages
Original publication
2014
Publication year
2014
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Quotes

  • Maxim Balabinhas quoted4 years ago
    For me, dreams, reveries, visions, and plans are meant only for contemplation, never for execution.
  • b1989134100has quoted4 months ago
    There was something of the fanatic about her, of the dedicated revolutionary; but he suspected that her cause was herself.
  • b1989134100has quoted4 months ago
    “Action isn’t my forte. I’m an expert on contemplation and mild regret.”

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