Options is a 1975 absurdist science fiction novel by Robert Sheckley, published in paperback by Pyramid Books. The first British edition appeared in 1977, and a French translation was published in 1979. The story is ostensibly about a marooned space traveller's attempt to get a spare part for his starship, the Intrepid III. He has a robotic guard, programmed to guard him against all planetary dangers. But soon he discovers that the robot has not been programmed for the planet where they are, with comic results. However, the narrative later descends into a mass of diversions, non-sequiturs and meditations on the nature of authorship. Eventually the diversions take over the book to the extent that the author openly introduces an increasingly bizarre succession of deus ex machina in an attempt to get the novel back on track, but eventually admits defeat.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'OPTIONS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2771
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'OPTIONS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2469
The numerical value of OPTIONS in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of OPTIONS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world.
I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.
It is true that if in fact diplomacy fails, what I've asked my team to do is look at all options, the possibility of lethal defensive weapons is one of those options that's being examined.
Life offers two great gifts--time, and the ability to choose how we spend it. Planning is a process of choosing among those many options. If we do not choose to plan, then we choose to have others plan for us.
It's difficult to predict the future so what we need to have are options, we have to preserve and to create options for ourselves should the deteriorating security situation get to a point that ... maritime security is threatened.
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