The Tenth Victim

TitleThe Tenth Victim
Year for Search1966
AuthorsSheckley, Robert(1928-2005)
Date Published1966
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia of legal hunts of humans by other humans. See also 1958 and 1960 Sheckley. His Hunter/Victim. New York: New American Library, 1987 is a prequel, and his Victim Prime. New York: New American Library, 1987 is a sequel. The film Le Decima Vittima (1965) directed by Elio Petri (1929-82) with a screenplay by Tonino Guerra (1920-2012) Giorgio Salvioni (d. 1994), Ennio Flaiano (1910-72), and Petri is based on “The Seventh Victim” and this is the novelization of the film.

Additional Publishers

U. K. ed. London: Mayflower, 1966. Rpt. London: Methuen, 1987. Originated as “The Seventh Victim” Galaxy Science Fiction 6.1 (April 1953): 38-51. Story rpt. in Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Willis E. McNelly and Leon E. Stover (Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear Publishing Co., 1972), 300-11; in The Collected Short Stories of Robert Sheckley. Book One (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 109-22; in his The Masque of Mañana. Ed. Sharon L. Sbarsky (Framingham, MA: The NESFA Press, 2005), 61-72; and in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley. Ed. Alex Abramovich and Jonathan Lethem (New York: New York Review Books, 2012), 14-29 with an “Introduction” to the collection by the editors (vii-xi).

Info Notes

A related story is “The Prize of Peril.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 14.5 (84) (May 1958): 5-19. Rpt. in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley. Book Four (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 5-22. The film Le Decima Vittima (1965) directed by Elio Petri (1929-82) with a screenplay by Tonino Guerra (1920-2012) Giorgio Salvioni (d. 1994), Ennio Flaiano (1910-72), and Petri is based on “The Seventh Victim” and this is the novelization of the film.

Holding Institutions

CU-Riv, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

(1928-2005)

Full Text

1966 Sheckley, Robert (1928-2005). The Tenth Victim. New York: Ballantine Books, 1966. U. K. ed. London: Mayflower, 1966. Rpt. London: Methuen, 1987. Originated as “The Seventh Victim” Galaxy Science Fiction 6.1 (April 1953): 38-51. Story rpt. in Above the Human Landscape: A Social Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Willis E. McNelly and Leon E. Stover (Pacific Palisades, CA: Goodyear Publishing Co., 1972), 300-11; in The Collected Short Stories of Robert Sheckley. Book One (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 109-22; in his The Masque of Mañana. Ed. Sharon L. Sbarsky (Framingham, MA: The NESFA Press, 2005), 61-72; and in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley. Ed. Alex Abramovich and Jonathan Lethem (New York: New York Review Books, 2012), 14-29 with an “Introduction” to the collection by the editors (vii-xi). The 1965 film La decima vittima (original Italian title) or The Tenth Victim is directed by Elio Petri (1929-82) CU-Riv, Merril, MoU-St, PSt

Dystopia of legal hunts of humans by other humans. See also 1958 and 1960 Sheckley. His Hunter/Victim. New York: New American Library, 1987 is a prequel, and his Victim Prime. New York: New American Library, 1987 is a sequel. A related story is “The Prize of Peril.” The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 14.5 (84) (May 1958): 5-19. Rpt. in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley. Book Four (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 5-22. The film Le Decima Vittima (1965) directed by Elio Petri (1929-82) with a screenplay by Tonino Guerra (1920-2012) Giorgio Salvioni (d. 1994), Ennio Flaiano (1910-72), and Petri was based on “The Seventh Victim” and this is the novelization of the film.