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Theodore Sturgeon has long been deeply appreciated for its sardonic sensibility, dazzling wordplay, conceptual brilliance, memorable characters, and unsparing treatment of social issues such as sex, war, and marginalized members of society. Sturgeon also authored several episodes of the original Star Trek TV series and originated the Vulcan phrase “Live long and prosper.”

Theodore Sturgeon was a model for his friend Kurt Vonnegut’s legendary character Kilgore Trout, and his work was an acknowledged influence on important younger writers from Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg to Stephen King and Octavia Butler.

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More Than Human

In this genre-bending novel--among the first to have launched sci-fi into the arena of literature--one of the great imaginers of the twentieth century tells a story as mind-blowing as any controlled substance and as affecting as a glimpse into a stranger's soul. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and International Fantasy Awards...

Year: 1953     Genre: FantasyScience Fiction

Venus Plus X

As Charlie Johns explores Ledom and its people, he finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane in this new world. But has Charlie learned all there is to know about this advanced society? And why are the Ledom so intent on gaining Charlie's approval? Unsettling, compelling, and no less than visionary, here is science fiction at its boldest: a novel whose wisdom and lyricism make it one of the most original and insightful speculations on gender ever produced.

Year: 1960     Genre: Soft SFSpeculative

The Ultimate Egoist

The more than forty stories here showcase Sturgeon's masterful knack with clever, O. Henry-ish plot twists, sparkling character development, and archetypal "why didn't I think of that?" story ideas. Early Sturgeon masterpieces include "It," about the violence done by a creature spontaneously born from garbage and mud, and "Helix the Cat," about an inventor's bizarre encounter with a disembodied soul and the cat that saves it. Sturgeon's unique genius is timelessly entertaining.

Year: 1994     Genre: FantasyScience Fiction

Feb 26, 1918 -- May 08, 1985
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1953More Than HumanFantasy, Science Fiction
1960Venus Plus XSoft SF, Speculative
1994The Ultimate Egoist
Volume I: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1995Microcosmic God
Volume II: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1996Killdozer
Volume III: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1997Thunder and Roses
Volume IV: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1998The Perfect Host
Volume V: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
1999Baby is Three
Volume VI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2000A Saucer of Loneliness
Volume VII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2002Bright Segment
Volume VIII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2003And Now the News...
Volume IX: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2005The Man Who Lost the Sea
Volume X: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2007The Nail and the Oracle
Volume XI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2009Slow Sculpture
Volume XII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories
2010Case and The Dreamer
Volume XIII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Fantasy, Science Fiction, Short Stories

 

 


 

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