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Dimension of Miracles is a 1968 satirical science fiction novel, with elements of absurdism, by American writer Robert Sheckley. The novel concerns the odyssey of Tom Carmody, a New Yorker who wins a prize in the Intergalactic Sweepstakes. Thanks to a computer error, Tom Carmody, an unlucky civil servant, wins the main prize of the Galactic Lottery. Being a human from the Earth, he doesn't possess galactic status and shouldn't even be eligible.
Dimension of Miracles book. It had to be somewhere, Carmody knew that much.
From Carmody’s point of view, he didn’t move at all; it was everything else that moved. The Messenger and the Clerk melted into the background. le resemblance to a large, poorly executed mural. Then a crack appeared in the upper left-hand corner of the mural, widened and lengthened, and raced down to the lower right-hand corner. The edges curled back, revealing utter blackness. The mural, or Galactic Centre, rolled itself up like two windowshades and left not a wrack behind. Don’t worry, they do it with mirrors,’ the.
Dimension of Miracles is a hilarious and fascinating science fiction novel that was the first in a series that was very similar to. .I had never heard of Robert Sheckley until I saw this book being promoted by Neil Gaimen on Audible
Dimension of Miracles is a hilarious and fascinating science fiction novel that was the first in a series that was very similar to (and predated) Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I first read Hitchhikers Guide when I was in high school, and at the time I was a huge fan of Dave Barry. I loved Adams’ work, and then engorged myself with his entire series relatively quickly after having read the first. Almost twenty years later, I got a copy of this book by Sheckley on my kindle on a day it was on sale. I had never heard of Robert Sheckley until I saw this book being promoted by Neil Gaimen on Audible. Since it was touted as a precursor to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, I thought I would try it.
A full decade before Douglas Adams devised TheHitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Robert Sheckley created his Dimension of Miracles, launching one luckless protagonist on a hilarious journey across an alien universe of intelligent dinosaurs and mothering sentient towns. Fans of Kurt Vonnegut, Roger Zelazny, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, and Harry Harrison’s Bill the Galactic Hero will delight in Sheckley’s biting and brilliant Alice in Wonderland–like outer space adventure. Sci-fi & Fantasy Aliens Space Opera.
Dimension of Miracles - Robert Sheckley. The most Douglas Adams-like of Sheckley's book, Dimension of Miracles takes an average American on a crazed tour of the Universe. Carmody is desperately trying to get home, while being chased by his own unique predator. It flows so quickly that you never have time to get tired of the contrived circumstances Carmody finds himself in.
Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) Robert Sheckley was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author born and educated in New York
Robert Sheckley (1928-2005) Robert Sheckley was a Hugo- and Nebula-nominated author born and educated in New York. He received an undergraduate degree from New York University in 1951 after a varied career that included time spent as a landscape gardener, a milkman and a stint in the US Army. His first four books - three collections and a previously serialised novel - were published in the 1950s and his career continued to be successful throughout the following decades.
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