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The Perfect Host: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
     

The Perfect Host: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon

by Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams (Editor), Larry McCaffery (Foreword by)
 

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The fifth of ten volumes that will reprint all Sturgeon's short fiction covers his prolific output volume contains 15 classics and two previously unpublished stories, including "Quietly." The Perfect Host provides enough of a representative sampling of Sturgeon's "greatest hits" to give the uninitiated a good sense of what all the fuss

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The fifth of ten volumes that will reprint all Sturgeon's short fiction covers his prolific output volume contains 15 classics and two previously unpublished stories, including "Quietly." The Perfect Host provides enough of a representative sampling of Sturgeon's "greatest hits" to give the uninitiated a good sense of what all the fuss was about way back when. At the same time it offers a generous selection of alternate takes and rarities, notably several of Sturgeon's best forays into other forms of genre writing, plus previously unreleased cuts and liner notes.

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"Historically, the Complete Sturgeon is one of the most important reissues in years. In terms of reading, this is a goldmine both for those already familiar with Sturgeon's work and for a new generation of readers ready for something real."-Strange Worlds Magazine"Theodore Sturgeon has become a kind of patron saint of SF short story writers. His fiction demonstrated a love of humanity and an understanding of human emotion unparalleled in the field. At the time of his death in 1985, no short story writer was held in so high a regard."-David Brin, author of Heaven's Reach
Publishers Weekly
One of the all-time masters of the SF short story. This...project to bring many of his classic tales back into print is long overdue.
Asimov's Science Fiction
...[L]ay your hands immediately on [this] richly endowed fifth volume in his collected short stories...
Don D'Ammassa
Sturgeon was one of the greatest writers this or any field ever produced, and you're short changing yourself if you don't read these.
Science Fiction Chronicle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556432842
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon Series , #5
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Theodore Sturgeon was born on February 26, 1918 in Staten Island, New York. He died in Eugene, Oregon, on May 8, 1985. A resident of New York City, upstate New York, and Los Angeles, he is the author of more than thirty novels and short story collections.

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