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Book Title: Beyond|
Date of issue: January 1st 1980
ISBN 13: 9780440107408
The author of the book: Theodore Sturgeon
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 671 KB
Edition: Dell Publishing Company
Read full description of the books Beyond:I figured out why I like Theodore Sturgeon’s work – his is a blend of the poetic, nostalgic quality of Ray Bradbury and the quirky mumbo jumbo of Kurt Vonnegut and slapped together with a unique imagination that is his alone.
Beyond is a 1960 collection of short work mainly from the late 40s. Sturgeon was a true master of the speculative fiction genre (though he won Hugo and Nebula, he was never crowned a Grandmaster, perhaps because he was not prolific – though he is in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame).
“Need” is a brilliant, very Bradburyesque novella that anchors the anthology and proclaims Sturgeon’s ability. “Nightmare Island” may have influenced Life of Pi writer Yann Martel, and / or it may have been influenced by Joseph Conrad. “Bones” is an especially entertaining and thought provoking work and leaves the reader with much to consider.
All in all an outstanding collection of short work from an exceptionally talented craftsman and a more than adequate introduction to his work for a new reader hoping to gain an appreciation for one of speculative fiction’s most gifted writers.
Read information about the authorTheodore 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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