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How Much Does Crime Pay? You Have No Idea!

Monday, March 17

In 2092, the world’s ecology is in ruins, drought and famine are widespread and survival is a never-ending challenge. Harold Erdman leaves his dying community with one goal, to make his way to Esmeralda, an island paradise run by the Huntworld Corporation which has turned public murder, among willing competitors, into a thriving and lucrative business. Can he survive the journey and then the many rounds of deadly competition on his way to the Big Payoff. His neighbors lives, as well as his own, hang in the balance. Hilarious, savagely funny and imaginative–Victim Prime is Sheckley at his best!

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.”


John Brunner

John Brunner started his career as a productive writer of Ace Double SF novels, sometimes writing both sides of the same double. He produced a wide variety of entertaining and well-conceived SF adventures before testing his ambitions with more and more complex and stylistically sophisticated novels. Among his triumphs are STAND on ZANZIBAR (Hugo Winner for Best Novel, THE JAGGED ORBIT, THE SHEEP LOOK UP, THE SHOCKWAVE RIDER and A MAZE OF STARS. Although he wrote relatively little fantasy, he was widely acclaimed for a series of short stories collected as THE COMPLEAT TRAVELER IN BLACK. Brunner also wrote mysteries, thrillers and several well-regarded historical novels. ...
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