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Thunder and Roses (The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon #4)

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Thunder and Roses is the fourth volume in The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. Included in Thunder and Roses are 15 stories, with major works like "Maturity," "The Professor's Teddy Bear," "A Way Home," and the title story, in addition to two works never published before.
ebook, 400 pages
Published April 9th 2013 by North Atlantic Books (first published 1997)
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Kalin
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
It is a marvel to behold, how Sturgeon the apprentice burst into the master Sturgeon. Bang at the start of the book too: smiling at you along with Robin English from "Maturity."

(However, this may be an exaggeration. Sturgeon did rewrite the second half of "Maturity" several years later, to make it more, well, more mature. The first version, as Clifford Simak pointed out to him, had a stellar start but slid into mundanity.)

Stop reading this review and go read that collection. Especially "Maturity
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Michelle
Jun 30, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ted Sturgeon is one of those strange authors that plenty of people in the speculative fiction genres cite as a major influence, yet is not widely known by most anyone else. could be that now-a-days, fiction magazines have dwindled, and most press coverage (e.g., NYT bestseller lists and all) focuses only on novels. Sturgeon only ever wrote a few novels, and they're each reviewed as pretty good at best. but short stories, wow, Sturgeon was an absolute master at the form.

this particular collection
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Klay Kubiak
Feb 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great sci-fi
Jeff
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing selection of stories, written when Sturgeon was emerging as a master of science fiction, in the late 1940s. Among my favorites are "Maturity" (a poignant tale of what might really happen if a man became a superman), "Thunder and Roses" (after we suffer a nuclear attack, our country's reaction is not what anyone might expect), "The Sky Was Full of Ships" (an ancient aliens story -- but an amazingly good one), "The Professor's Teddy Bear" (an original and wonderfully twisted hor ...more
Raja99
Note: My hardcover copy has different cover art; according to one website, the art on my hardcover copy is by Paula Morrison. I don't know if this means there was more than one hardcover edition. For what it's worth, my just-purchased Kindle edition does have this art.
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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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