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Robert Sheckley
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    A novel is often a longer process in handling self-doubt. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    As far as the mechanics go, working with other people on received ideas was for me a very interesting technical problem. I can't say that any of my collaborations engaged my heart, but they engaged the craftsman in me. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    But science perhaps is very difficult without faith. Also there is no simple way of saying now we have science, we don't need faith anymore. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I am very pleased and perhaps a little surprised also because I don't think one knows the extent of one's own work or the acceptance of it. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I do think that short story writing is often a matter of luck. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I don't much like to look back with the idea that I was doing it wrong then or I'm doing it wrong now. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I knew I was doing something right because it was selling so I didn't want to interfere with it. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I like to think that I have no single view nor any single situation that I think things arrive from. I try to give examples of what I think are interesting questions for me. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I sell well now in Russia. I remember one signing in Russia some years ago where the bookstore had two strongmen to hold the crowds back. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I think it can be quite impossible to think well of yourself, so I prefer not to think about that too much. But I am very pleased, obviously. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I was forever reading outside of the field as well as in it. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I was never able to write seriously about heroes because I was very aware that I was not one and that in my background there was not this heroic thing. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I would like to do a novel where some curse turns that into how the world really is - a blessing or a curse, I don't know which. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I'm not so interested any more in how a great deal of science fiction goes. It goes into things like Star Wars and Star Trek which all go excellent in their own way. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    I'm quite influenced in this by one of my heroes, Montaigne, who thought a man's real task was to render as honest an account of himself as he could. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven't written about Oregon yet, although I've been there 20 years - possibly I'm almost due. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    Once you find you can't walk as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    Science fiction is very healthy in its form. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    So I try to stick with the structure, make the sentences work, and not to follow one sentence of 114 words with another of the same length. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    The absurdist stuff wasn't terribly popular at the time I was doing it. Robert-SheckleyRobert Sheckley
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    The British audience was very important to me. I have always looked away from American to non-American audiences and so this was important. Robert-Sheckley/">Robert Sheckley
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    There is a great deal of cyberpunk that I admire, especially the work of William Gibson which I think is excellent. Somehow he speaks from his own heart and cyber punk is what comes out. Robert-Sheckley/">Robert Sheckley
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    There's no sense going crazy over this stuff. Short stories help me with that, since you can do a story in anywhere from one day to a week. Robert-Sheckley/">Robert Sheckley