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The Innumerable Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon

One of the stories that remains a favorite for me is Theodore Sturgeon’s “Microcosmic God”, which I tore through when I received a copy of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame way back in High School. Sturgeon became an author that I’d turn to pretty quickly whenever I picked up another anthology, and I’ve generally enjoyed all of the stories I’ve read from him.

Sturgeon is someone who’s popped up a bit in the column already, and he’s been someone I’ve been wanting to write about for a while now. He left an enormous footprint within the SF/F short fiction genre, and his work really ran counter to the largely conservative-leaning authors and stories that had been published by Campbell & imitators.

Go read The Innumerable Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon over on the Kirkus Reviews Blog.

About Andrew Liptak (166 Articles)
Andrew Liptak is a freelance writer and historian from Vermont. He is a 2014 graduate of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop, and has written for such places as Armchair General, io9, Kirkus Reviews, Lightspeed Magazine, and others. His first book, War Stories: New Military Science Fiction is now out from Apex Publications, and his next, The Future Machine: The Writers, Editors and Readers who Build Science Fiction is forthcoming from Jurassic London in 2015. He can be found over at www.andrewliptak.com and at @AndrewLiptak on Twitter.

2 Comments on The Innumerable Short Stories of Theodore Sturgeon

  1. I had the same book in my all boys high school in ‘Literature of Science Fiction’.

  2. Matte Lozenge // March 15, 2014 at 11:58 am //

    Nice biography. Sturgeon was unique and many of his stories are still fresh. One small correction: the title of the 13 volume collection is The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon.

    http://www.theodoresturgeontrust.com/completeStories.html

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