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Title: Specialist Title Record # 45711
Author: Robert Sheckley
Date: 1953-05-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Webpages: archive.org, Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
Synopsis: A crew of aliens who rely on cooperation between specialized species rather than mechanical devices for space travel loses an essential member, and discover that the only species nearby which could replace him are humans, and they must convince a human to join them.
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Current Tags: alien point of view (1), interstellar travel (1), social commentary (1), humor (1) Add Tags

Other Titles

Variant Titles Translations
Year Title
1953 M Molecule
Year Language Title
1954 French Les spécialisés
1955 Italian Cooperazione galattica
1959 German Spezialist
1968 Dutch Specialist
1980 Croatian StručnjakQuestion mark
1981 Italian Specialista
1999 German Spezialist

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1953 1953-05-00 ed. H. L. Gold Galaxy Publishing Corporation   $0.35 164 digest mag Mel Hunter Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1954-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books #73 $0.35 169 pb coll Jack Coggins Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1954-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books #H-73 $2.50 169 hc coll Checkmark
Second Galaxy Reader of Science Fiction 1954-04-00 ed. H. L. Gold Crown Publishers     vi+
[2]+
504
hc anth Mel Hunter Checkmark
Galaxie (1ère série), #10 September 1954 1954-09-00 ed. Editors of Galaxie (1ère série) Editions Nuit et Jour   F100.00 132 digest mag Ed Emshwiller Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1955-00-00 Robert Sheckley Michael Joseph (Novels of Tomorrow)   12/- 253 hc coll  
I Romanzi di Urania #82 1955-06-09 ed. Giorgio Monicelli Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #82 130 Lit 128 digest mag Curt Caesar Checkmark
Argosy (UK), July 1956 1956-07-00 ed. Editors of Argosy (UK)         unknown mag  
Galaxis Science Fiction, #12 1959-02-00 ed. Lothar Heinecke Moewig   DM 1.50 128 pb mag Pederson Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1960-11-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books #437K $0.35 169 pb coll Blanchard Checkmark
Contact 1963-05-00 ed. Noel Keyes Paperback Library #52-211 $0.50 176 pb anth Checkmark
Contact 1965-08-00 ed. Noel Keyes Paperback Library #52-837 $0.50 176 pb anth Checkmark
Contact 1965-08-00 ed. Noel Keyes Paperback Library #52-837 C$0.50 176 pb anth Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-04-00 Robert Sheckley Four Square Books #1804 3/6 125 pb coll Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1967-12-00 Robert Sheckley Ballantine Books #U2855 $0.50 169+
[1]
pb coll Checkmark
Van Aardse Smetten Vrij 1968-00-00 Robert Sheckley Bruna (Zwarte Beertjes #1163) #1163 ƒ2.50 187 pb coll Dick Bruna Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Canfield Press   $ xi+
324
tp anth Fred Cantor Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Harper & Row   $6.95 xi+
324
hc anth Fred Cantor Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Sidgwick & Jackson 0-283-48473-X £2.50 xi+
312
hc anth  
Les univers de Robert Sheckley 1972-05-03 Robert Sheckley OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #37)     xxxviii+
418
hc coll Checkmark
Science Fiction 3 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Pierce, Murray Suid Houghton Mifflin       tp anth  
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction 1973-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1 $1.50 xiv+
303
pb anth Checkmark
The Robert Sheckley Omnibus 1973-10-00 Robert Sheckley Gollancz 0-575-01677-9   320 hc coll  
As Tomorrow Becomes Today 1974-00-00 ed. Charles W. Sullivan Prentice-Hall 0-13-050021-6 $4.95 xv+
456
tp anth  
As Tomorrow Becomes Today 1974-00-00 ed. Charles W. Sullivan Prentice-Hall 0-13-050039-9 $7.95 xv+
456
hc anth  
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1974-02-07 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
tp anth Checkmark
Tales of Terror from Outer Space 1975-00-00 ed. R. Chetwynd-Hayes Fontana 0-00-613960-4 £0.45 190 pb anth Checkmark
The Robert Sheckley Omnibus 1975-00-00 Robert Sheckley Penguin Books 0-14-003982-1 £0.80 392 pb coll David Pelham Checkmark
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow ... 1976-00-00 ed. Bonnie L. Heintz, Frank Herbert, Donald A. Joos, Jane Agorn McGee Holt, Rinehart and Winston 0-03-010796-2   x+
619
tp anth Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-00-00 ed. Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Harper & Row 0-06-046943-9   xviii+
476
tp anth Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1978-06-00 ed. Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander Harper & Row 0-06-011626-9 $14.95 xviii+
476
hc anth Mark Rubin Checkmark
Untouched by Human Hands 1979-03-00 Robert Sheckley Ace Books 0-441-84680-7 $1.75 214 pb coll Olivia Checkmark
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley 1979-11-00 Robert Sheckley Bantam Books 0-553-12905-8 $1.95 xii+
195
pb coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Wonderful World of Robert Sheckley 1980-00-00 Robert Sheckley Sphere 0-7221-7759-3 £1.00 209 pb coll Checkmark
Le livre d'or de la Science-Fiction : Robert Sheckley 1980-03-28 Robert Sheckley Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5075) 2-266-00880-3   349 pb coll W. Siudmak Checkmark
Sirius, #54 1980-12-05 ed. Borivoj JurkovićQuestion mark Vjesnik   20 din. 148 pb mag Checkmark
Urania #880 1981-03-22 ed. Carlo Fruttero, Franco Lucentini Arnoldo Mondadori Editore #880 1,200 Lit 204 digest mag Karel Thole  
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1981-10-00 ed. Kingsley Amis Hutchinson 0-09-145770-X £6.95 370 hc anth Checkmark
The Golden Age of Science Fiction 1983-00-00 ed. Kingsley Amis Penguin Books 0-14-006382-X £2.95 365 pb anth Mick Brownfield Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace 1983-04-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3780) 2-253-03150-X   444 pb anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Robert Sheckley Omnibus 1984-00-00 Robert Sheckley Penguin Books 0-14-003982-1 £2.50 392 pb coll Adrian Chesterman  
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace 1984-02-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3780) 2-253-03150-X   444 pb anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
Histoires de voyages dans l'espace 1986-10-00 ed. Demètre Ioakimidis, Gérard Klein, Jacques Goimard Le Livre de Poche (La grande anthologie de la Science-Fiction #3780) 2-253-03150-X   444 pb anth Cl. Gozlan Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book One 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing     331 hc coll  
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley 1991-09-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing   $150.00 5 Vol. hc omni Checkmark
The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley: Book One 1992-07-00 Robert Sheckley Pulphouse Publishing 1-56146-420-1 $12.95 331 tp coll  
The SF Collection 1994-08-00 ed. Edel Brosnan Chancellor Press 1-85152-317-0 £4.99 501 hc anth Checkmark
The Flying Sorcerers 1997-08-00 ed. Peter Haining Souvenir Press 0-285-63388-0 £16.99 267 hc anth Josh Kirby  
The Flying Sorcerers 1998-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Ace Books 0-441-00577-2 $5.99 x+
320
pb anth Walter Velez Checkmark
Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology: The SFWA-SFRA Anthology 1998-00-00 ed. Joseph Olander, Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg HarperCollins 0-06-046943-9 $15.62   hc anth  
The Flying Sorcerers 1998-11-00 ed. Peter Haining Ace Books 0-441-00577-2 $5.99 304 pb anth Walter Velez  
The Flying Sorcerers 1999-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 1-85723-725-0 £6.99 372 pb anth Josh Kirby  
Scheibenwahn 1999-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #9037) 3-453-15602-1 DM 14.90 430 pb anth Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Flying Sorcerers: More Comic Tales of Fantasy 1999-02-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 1-85723-725-0 £5.99 xi+
372
pb anth Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Flying Sorcerers 2001-00-00 ed. Peter Haining Orbit 1-85723-725-0 £6.99 xi+
372
pb anth Josh Kirby Checkmark
The Monsters and Other Science Fiction Tales 2008-04-00 Robert Sheckley Wildside Press 978-1-4344-7005-8 $14.95 138 tp coll Checkmark
Der widerspenstige Planet 2009-11-02 Robert Sheckley Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52562-7 €10.95 [1]+
700
pb coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6955-4 $39.95 xviii+
767
tp anth Georges Méliès Checkmark
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction 2010-08-01 ed. Rob Latham, Veronica Hollinger, Joan Gordon, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Arthur B. Evans, Carol McGuirk Wesleyan University Press 978-0-8195-6954-7 $85.00 688 hc anth Checkmark
"The Perfect Woman" and Other Stories 2011-06-09 Robert Sheckley Armchair Fiction (Armchair Fiction Masters of Science Fiction #3) 978-1-61287-040-3 $16.95 320 tp coll Ed Valigursky  
Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley 2012-05-01 Robert Sheckley New York Review of Books (NYRB Classics) 978-1-59017-494-4 $17.95 xi+
396
tp coll Keith Carter Checkmark
Anthropomorphic Aliens: An Interstellar Anthology 2014-07-03 ed. Fred Patten FurPlanet Productions 978-1-61450-192-3 $19.95 301 tp anth Roz Gibson Checkmark
The Mirror of Infinity: A Critics' Anthology of Science Fiction date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Perennial Library / Harper & Row 0-06-080306-1 $1.95 xiv+
303
pb anth  
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