"Watchbird"

Title"Watchbird"
Year for Search1953
AuthorsSheckley, Robert(1928-2005)
Secondary TitleGalaxy Science Fiction
Volume / Edition5.5
Pagination74-95
Date PublishedFebraury 1953
ISSN Number0016-4003
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia. A machine designed to identify murderers before they act is unable to make distinctions and kills anybody or anything that contemplates killing.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his Notions Unlimited (New York: Bantam Books, 1960), 27-46; in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley Book Two (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 221-42; and in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley. Ed. Alex Abramovich and Jonathan Lethem (New York: New York Review Books, 2012), 73-96 with an “Introduction” to the collection by the editors (vii-xi). Rpt. separately as Watchbird. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse, 1990.

Holding Institutions

Merril

Author Note

(1928-2005)

Full Text

1953 Sheckley, Robert (1928-2005). “Watchbird.” Galaxy Science Fiction 5.5 (February 1953): 74-95. Rpt. in his Notions Unlimited (New York: Bantam Books, 1960), 27-46;  in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley Book Two (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 221-42; and in Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley. Ed. Alex Abramovich and Jonathan Lethem (New York: New York Review Books, 2012), 73-96 with an “Introduction” to the collection by the editors (vii-xi). Rpt. separately as Watchbird. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1990 with a caricature by Frank Kelly Freas. HRC, Merril

Dystopia. A machine designed to identify murderers before they act is unable to make distinctions and kills anybody or anything that contemplates killing.