"World of Heart's Desire"

Title"World of Heart's Desire"
Year for Search1959
AuthorsSheckley, Robert (1928-2005)
Secondary TitlePlayboy
Pagination73-74, 123
Date PublishedSeptember 1959
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

In a post-nuclear war world, the eutopia becomes normal pre-war family life, which can only be experienced as fantasy.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as “The Store of the Worlds.” In his Store of Infinity (New York: Bantam Books, 1960), 104-10; in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley. Book Four (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 111-17; and in his The Masque of Mañana. Ed. Sharon L. Sbarsky (Framingham, MA: The NESFA Press, 2005), 505-10.

Title Note

Rpt. as “The Store of the Worlds.”

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Author Note

(1928-2005)

Full Text

1959 Sheckley, Robert (1928-2005). “World of Heart’s Desire.” Playboy (September 1959): 73-74, 123. Rpt. as “The Store of the Worlds.” In his Store of Infinity (New York: Bantam Books, 1960), 104-10; in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley. Book Four (Eugene, OR: Pulphouse Publishing, 1991), 111-17; and in his The Masque of Mañana. Ed. Sharon L. Sbarsky (Framingham, MA: The NESFA Press, 2005), 505-10. PSt

In a post-nuclear war world, the eutopia becomes normal pre-war family life, which can only be experienced as fantasy.