Selected Stories by Theodore SturgeonSelected Stories by Theodore Sturgeon

Selected Stories

byTheodore Sturgeon

Paperback | October 17, 2000

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Theodore Sturgeon was a genuine American master. Praised, revered, and even envied by the likes of Bradbury, Vonnegut, and King, his short stories contain some of his best work.

In "Thunder and Roses," soon after a nuclear Holocaust, a starlet gives one final performance during which she makes an odd request of the few remaining survivors. In perhaps his most praised story, "The Man Who Lost the Sea," a man riffs on memory and experience on the way to the story's powerful conclusion. And in the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning masterpiece, "Slow Sculpture," a young woman with a lump in her breast chances upon a strange healer. With unrivaled emotional impact, Theodore Sturgeon's stories are funny, lyrical, surprising, and provoking.
Theodore Sturgeon was the author of numerous novels and over 200 stories. He died in 1985.
Title:Selected StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 1 inPublished:October 17, 2000Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375703756

ISBN - 13:9780375703751

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From Our Editors

His works have been influential to such legendary writers as Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury and Stephen King. Now you can enjoy a collection of Theodore Sturgeon’s best short stories in Selected Stories. In Thunder and Roses, a starlet gives a final performance following a nuclear holocaust and makes a strange request to the audience. In Slow Sculpture, a woman with breast cancer goes to a strange healer. This book is a great introduction to the funny and thought-provoking writings of Sturgeon.

Editorial Reviews

"The Sturgeon magic does not diminish with the years. His stories have a timeless quality and a universality which is beyond fantasy and science fiction." —Madeleine L'Engle"To the extent that the short story is an art, Sturgeon is the American short story writer. The fact that he happened to be writing science fiction was a glorious accident." -Samuel R. Delany"Sturgeon is a master storyteller certain to fascinate." -Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.