A Collection of Robert Sheckley Science Fiction includes 14 short stories that appeared in magazines of the 1950's. Included are: Beside Still Waters, Cost of Living, Diplomatic Immunity, Ask A Foolish, Question, The Leech, Warrior Race, The Hour of Battle, One Man's Poison, Warm, Keep Your Shape, Death Wish, Watchbird, Bad Medicine, Forever. Robert Sheckley was a Hugo and Nebula-nominated American author. He was first published in science fiction magazines of the 1950's. His numerous quick-witted stories and novels were famously unpredictable, absurdist and comical. Sheckley was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2001.
In The Revenge of Captain Blood the picture on the wall has just winked at Mark. Captain Blood and his parrot, Hector, need Mark's help. Why is shifty Professor Grimsdale interested in the old pirate? What has it got to do with buried treasure? TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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