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The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume III: Killdozer! (The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon #3)

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Killdozer is the third volume of a series of the complete short stories from Theodore Sturgeon's career. It contains a few of his best and most famous short stories: "Medusa," "Killdozer " and "Mewhu's Jet." The series editor Paul Williams has dug into the background of each story, and come up with a lot of interesting lore about Sturgeon. Especially of interest in this vo ...more
Paperback, 375 pages
Published November 23rd 1999 by North Atlantic Books (first published 1996)
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Kalin
In a nutshell: Sturgeon is still on the verge of becoming a moving force. And his knowledge of, of, of everything still astounds me. (Everything but deeply appealing characters. Of his cast, only the children really appeal to me. Just you wait, though; they're growing up. ;)

My impressions as I read:

~ "Blabbermouth" is built on this idea:

“Remember what I told you about the entity that is conceived of suspicion and born of guilt? It’s a wicked little poltergeist—an almost solid embodiment of hate.
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Just plain fun. Imagine "the terminator" but with a D-6 bulldozer.
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An absolute classic that set the stage for a lot of later work.
Bruce
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Actually, I'm only commenting on the title story simply because it's the sort of story that stays with you. At least, it stays with me, perhaps because I read it at just the right moment, and I'd believe that if, when re-reading it not long ago, the story was as engrossing as the first time. A note: I almost never re-read anything, and I recall at least three times reading this story.

I should add that I've read much of Mr. Sturgeon's stories; this is the one that stays in my mind without paging
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"Shottle Bop" is my favorite ghost story of all time!
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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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“Why do you talk all the time?” I asked. It was a rhetorical question, but she cocked her head on one side and considered it carefully.
“I think it’s ’cause I don’t know any big words, like you and Mummy,” she said, just in time to pull me out of my magazine again, “so I have to use lots and lots of little ones.”
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