Now reading: Robert Sheckley | The Game of X: A Novel of Upmanship Espionage (1965)
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. E-Reads is proud to re-publish his acclaimed body of work, with nearly thirty volumes of full-length fiction and short story collections, all with striking new covers. 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.”
Say “gesundheit” to the spy who came in from the cold & get set for the intrigue novel to end all. 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.