Victim

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 ratings

The 10th Victim Publisher's Summary

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 30 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". 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.

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  • Book 1

    • The 10th Victim

    • Victim, Book 1
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 4 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sheckley At His Best!

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 2

    • Victim Prime

    • Victim, Book 2
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect Followup to "The 10th Victim"

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-15-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Hunter/Victim

    • Victim, Book 3
    • By: Robert Sheckley
    • Narrated by: Mark Boyett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Take a look at a dark, deadly future where the game is hunting and the results are killing - human to human - with status, money, power, and sex as the prizes. The operation runs underground and Frank Blackwell is a new recruit who is destined to change the game and turn it into legitimate popular entertainment for the masses.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite Author Falls a LITTLE Short

    • By Niels J. Rasmussen on 10-25-14

    Regular price: $19.95