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Eleven stories first published from 1954 to 1971.
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 M
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 15th 1977 by Pocket Books (NY) (first published 1971)
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Erik Graff
Mar 25, 2012 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: SF fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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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
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Thannasset
Jul 19, 2007 Thannasset rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all who read
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.

Thannasset

Janette
"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.
Ron
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).
Algernon
Sturgeon is an exuberant and wonderful writer, transcending the boundaries of genre fiction. Several stories in this collection demonstrate his strengths and his humor.
Hojaplateada
Buena recopilación de cuentos, algunos muy buenos y otros término medio. Buen promedio final. Uno de los cuentos ganó el Premio Nébula 1970.
bluetyson
Sturgeon Is Alive and Well: A Collection of Short Stories by Theodore Sturgeon (1978)
Frank Taranto
Sturgeon is one of thne better writers of short SF.
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