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Eleven stories first published 1954-71.
Foreword (1971) • essay
To Here & the Easel (1954) • novella
Slow Sculpture (1970) • novelette
It's You! (1970) • story
Take Care of Joey (1971) • story
Crate (1970) • story
The Girl Who Knew What They Meant (1970) • story
Jorry's Gap (1968) • story
It Was Nothing—Really! (1969) • story
Brownshoes (1969) • story (aka The Man Who Lea
Hardcover, Book Club, 221 pages
Published 1971 by G.P. Putnam's Sons (NY)
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Erik Graff
Mar 30, 2015 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: SF fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
Graduating from seminary in New York, I moved my stuff back to Valeria Laube's home in Illinois, flew to Norway to visit family, then returned to stay with Roy Laube in East Rogers Park, Chicago while looking for an apartment.

Finding an apartment took about an hour of the two of us walking about, looking into a couple of buildings with posted "for rent" signs, picking the first that fit the projected budget of $150 per month. Boy, what a mistake that was! The building, on the corner of Ashland a
Please please pick up something by Sturgeon if you haven't yet--and here's a very good place to start. Samples of his work from many eras of his writing life. Includes my personal
winner for 'best of Sturgeon'--the novelette or short story
'Slow Sculpture'. Excellent horror stories in here also.
Man can write a clumsy word, especially when he's in his '20s, but can't see that he wrote a bad word.


"To Here and the Easel" an "The Patterns of Dorne" are 4-star stories. "Slow Sculpture" is a five-star story. But the rest are merely interesting but not my cuppa.
This is the first Sturgeon book that I've read. It is a collection of short stories. Some are great (Uncle Fremmis) and some not so great (To Here and the Easel).
Sturgeon is an exuberant and wonderful writer, transcending the boundaries of genre fiction. Several stories in this collection demonstrate his strengths and his humor.
Buena recopilación de cuentos, algunos muy buenos y otros término medio. Buen promedio final. Uno de los cuentos ganó el Premio Nébula 1970.
Sturgeon Is Alive and Well: A Collection of Short Stories by Theodore Sturgeon (1978)
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Sturgeon is one of thne better writers of short SF.
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Theodore Sturgeon (1918–1985) is considered one of the godfathers of contemporary science fiction and dark fantasy. The author of numerous acclaimed short stories and novels, among them the classics More Than Human, Venus Plus X, and To Marry Medusa, Sturgeon also wrote for television and holds among his credits two episodes of the original 1960s Star Trek series, for which he created the Vulcan m ...more
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“Let me tell you something: you can not write good fiction about ideas. You can only write good fiction about people.” 3 likes
“So when it happens, don't just say Damn and forget it. Stop a minute and think it through. Somebody's going to change the face of the earth and it could be you.

'It Was Nothing -- Really!', 1969”
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