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    • Dimension of Miracles

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: John Hodgman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
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      4 out of 5 stars 36

    Dimension of Miracles is a satirical science fiction novel first published by Dell in 1968. It's about Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who, thanks to a computer error, wins the main prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Tom claims his prize before the error is discovered and is allowed to keep it. However, since Tom is a human from Earth without galactic status and no space traveling experience, he has no homing instinct that can guide him back to Earth once his odyssey begins - and the galactic lottery organizers cannot transport him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • If you liked Hitchhiker's Guide...

    • By Mark on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £18.79

    • X Minus One: The Seventh Victim (March 6, 1957)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • Mindswap

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Interstellar travel to alien worlds is too expensive for Marvin, a college student in need of a good vacation. And so he signs up for what he can afford: a mind swap, in which his consciousness is swapped into the body of an alien life-form. Unfortunately, Marvin finds himself in the body of an interstellar criminal—a body that he has to vacate, fast.

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Hollywood Fantasies

    • Ten Surreal Visions of Tinsel Town
    • By: Robert Bloch, Harlan Ellison, John Jakes, and others
    • Narrated by: Susan Anspach, David Birney, Harlan Ellison, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Learn the truth behind the mask of Hollywood in these 10 bizarre tales of dreams and dream weavers, movies and movie-makers, by some of the most respected fantasy writers of our time.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A patchy selection of short fiction

    • By K.G. Orphanides on 25-03-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Tell Me a Story

    • Science Fiction One
    • By: Arthur C. Clarke, William Gibson, Isaac Asimov, and others
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Ready for a story? Here's a selection of some of the finest science fiction shorts of recent years, including stories from Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, William Gibson, Robert Sheckley, Terry Bisson, Avram Davidson, and Philip K. Dick.

    Regular price: £7.89

    • Immortality, Inc.

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Want to be immortal? You can be in AD 2110. Just go to the Hereafter Insurance Corporation and hook yourself up to the Machine. There’s nothing to fear. That is, if it happens to be working right, and if nobody slips another mind into your body when you’re not looking, and if you’re not on a poltergeist hatelist.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good story well read

    • By lisa on 25-05-18

    Regular price: £19.69

    • The Journey of Joenes

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Jay Snyder
    • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Journey of Joenes, also published as Journey Beyond Tomorrow, tells the tale of a picaresque journey through an imagined future taken by a naive and innocent man unprepared for the wonders and oddities he encounters. Sheckley examines the present through the distorting lens of a future wonderfully skewed from and yet darkly, hilariously, similar to our own world.

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Untouched by Human Hands

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir - director, Harlan Ellison, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 5 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Untouched by Human Hands consists of 13 stories of beings who dwell on the strange borders of reality. Some of these stories tell of people you know or of events that might happen - but haven't yet. Some will take you to the furthermost reaches of the sky and to planets whose names are unknown this side of Arcturus. And some - perhaps the richest and most memorable of these stories - open into the interior of strange minds to reveal the reflection of ourselves.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Main Man in Sci-Fi

    • By Robert on 17-05-17

    Regular price: £23.69

    • Crompton Divided

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Marc Vietor
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Alastair Crompton skilled nosologist at Psychosmell, Inc. sniffs out something he's been missing his whole life - his other selves. His disturbed psyche was divided into three parts and the other parts were implanted in other bodies on other planets. His obsession to re-unite himself leads to disturbing discovers about the underpinnings of the society he lives in, personal conflicts, a vastly destructive war and a shocking ultimate revelation.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Game of X

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All secret agents need to look out for William Nye, now known as Agent X. His recruitment was simple and his legend is brilliant but un-earned. Somehow, he thinks he's the best there is and we all know how pride goeth before a fall. The master of SF hilarity and biting social satire creates a spy world that has gathered praise from the greats of the genre.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Alien StarSwarm

    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Waters
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Salvatore commands the battleship Endymion. He's seen his share of battles and fought them bravely, too. So he doesn't hesitate when beautiful Princess Hatari pleads for his help. She wants to regain her throne, but it may be more than Salvatore can accomplish, for the deadly race known as the Balderdash has taken over the planet Melchior--and now, even his own men have turned against him!

    Regular price: £5.19

    • X Minus One: Time and Time Again

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy
    • Narrated by: Ruby Dee, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
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    Launch your imagination and break the bonds of time and space with radio's highly acclaimed science-fiction anthology X Minus One! Produced in cooperation with science fiction magazines of the day, the series featured provocative stories by the genre's top genre authors. Ray Bradbury, Ernest Kinoy, Robert Sheckley, and more helped Americans of the 1950s look to the future. Dramatized with an atmosphere of excitement, top radio voices like Raymond Edward Johnson, Les Damon, Staats Cotsworth, Ruby Dee, Mandel Kramer, Joe DeSantis, and Bill Lipton gave voice to their visionary tales.

    Regular price: £17.79

    • X Minus One: The Lifeboat Mutiny (September 11, 1956)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage American Sci-Fi

    • By Ricci on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £0.59

    • The 10th Victim

    • Victim, Book 1
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It's the 21st Century and the ugliness of war no longer exists, except on a very personal level. Nowadays, people like Marcello Polletti, seller of Roman sunsets, and Caroline Meredith, lithe, beautiful, blonde, and backed by corporate sponsors and the Roy Bell Dancers, hunt, chase, and kill each other for sport and for the entertainment of the masses - until something oddly like personal human feelings pops up to confuse the players and up the stakes...as each of them seeks to kill their 10th victim and rise in the ranks of the hunters.

    Regular price: £14.49

    • X Minus One

    • Bad Medicine (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Elwood is a homicidal maniac with a gun who seeks help from a robot psychiatrist. Only problem is, this one is designed to treat...Martians. Based on a story by Robert Sheckley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 10, 1956.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage American Sci-Fi

    • By Ricci on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £0.52

    • X Minus One

    • Early Model (Dramatized)
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    A space explorer wearing a force shield encounters a little problem when he makes first contact. Based on a story by Robert Sheckley, this episode of X Minus One originally aired on July 11, 1957.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • VINTAGE American Sci-Fi

    • By Ricci on 29-08-15

    Regular price: £0.52

    • X Minus One: Protection (March 20, 1957)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • X Minus One: Something for Nothing (April 10, 1957)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Original Recording
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • X Minus One: Early Model (July 11, 1957)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.59

    • X Minus One: Skulking Permit (July 4, 1957)

    • By: Robert Sheckley, Ernest Kinoy - adaptation
    • Narrated by: Fred Collins
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Original Recording
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    X Minus One premiered in April 1955 on NBC and ran until January 1958. Like its predecessor series, Dimension X, X Minus One featured stories by the greatest names in modern science fiction: Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, Clifford Simak, Robert Bloch, and many more.

    Regular price: £0.59

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