Sunday, August 04, 2002
Robert Sheckley was writing genuinely funny SF before Douglas Adams was born. (For that matter, the closest thing to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is Sheckley's novel Dimension of Miracles. And Douglas thought so too.) It is a crime that most of his great short story collections from the 50s, 60s and 70s are out of print. But has a Sheckley story online at
. It's called "Cordle to Onion to Carrot", and I'll bet you anything it's not a 1955 story as is claimed at the bottom but a 1965 or later story. (I read it in one of the early 70s collections.)