"Welcome to the Standard Nightmare."

Title"Welcome to the Standard Nightmare."
Year for Search1973
AuthorsSheckley, Robert (1928-2005)
Secondary AuthorsHarrison, Harry [Max](1925-2012)
Secondary TitleNova
Volume / Edition3
Pagination3-21
Date Published1973
PublisherWalker
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The “standard nightmare” is Earth meeting superior aliens, in this case on an alien eutopian planet. The eutopia has all the usual elements of a society in balance and has no government. A man from Earth decides to become the ruler and then decides to invade Earth.

Additional Publishers

 Rpt. in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley. Book Five (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 85-99. U. K. ed. (London: Sphere, 1975), 11-24.

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Author Note

(1928-2005)

Full Text

1973 Sheckley, Robert (1928-2005). “Welcome to the Standard Nightmare.” Nova 3. Ed. Harry Harrison (New York: Walker, 1973), 3-21. Rpt. in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley. Book Five (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 85-99. U. K. ed. (London: Sphere, 1975), 11-24. PSt

The “standard nightmare” is Earth meeting superior aliens, in this case on an alien eutopian planet. The eutopia has all the usual elements of a society in balance and has no government. A man from Earth decides to become the ruler and then decides to invade Earth.