Theodore Sturgeon


Born
in Staten Island, New York, The United States
February 26, 1918

Died
May 08, 1985

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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 mating ritual and the expression “Live long and prosper.” He is also credited as the inspiration for Kurt Vonnegut’s recurring fictional character Kilgore Trout.

Sturgeon is the recipient of the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the International Fantasy Award. In 2000, he was posthumously honored with a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

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“90% of everything is crap.”
Theodore Sturgeon

“Science fiction, outside of poetry, is the only literary field which has no limits, no parameters whatsoever.”
Theodore Sturgeon

“Why must we love where the lightning strikes, and not where we choose? ”
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