History Creator / TheodoreSturgeon

20th Nov '16 1:47:20 AM Xtifr
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* LivingShadow: The short story "Shadow, Shadow on the Wall" features a flickering ''thing'' living in the upper corner of a little boy's bedroom. In the light, it's a shade darker; in the dark, it's a shade lighter. When the little boy's WickedStepmother interferes with it, [[spoiler: it doesn't end well for her]].
20th Nov '16 1:41:37 AM Xtifr
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* BewareTheQuietOnes: The short SF story "Extrapolation" was originally published under the title "Beware The Fury", as in the phrase "Beware the fury of a patient man". Wolf Reger is a brilliant but aloof and antisocial scientist/astronaut and humanity's future depends on his actions. [[spoiler: When he is captured by alien invaders , Earth's governments all think he has turned traitor. But he manages to destroy the alien fleet single-handled without even using a weapon.]]
20th Nov '16 1:38:18 AM Xtifr
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* FlawedPrototype: In ''More Than Human'' a strange man known as "Lone" assembles children with super-normal powers, attempting to build "Homo Gestalt" with himself as the head. But he knows that his cannot do it. Eventually he finds a replacement that can do the job.
20th Nov '16 1:33:08 AM Xtifr
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: ''More Than Human'' has ChildProdigy Hip (Hippocrates) Barrows, a gifted engineer. His father the doctor is determined to shoehorn him into the same profession, burning his electronics magazines and tearing up his homemade radio set. It does absolutely no good, his father disowns him and he dedicates his life to his chosen field, later becoming the conscience of the gestalt group.
20th Nov '16 1:30:20 AM Xtifr
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* MundaneUtility: In ''More Than Human'', Lone asks Baby to come up with a mechanical device that would help a farmer keep his truck from getting stuck in mud... Baby gives him instructions on how to build what turns out to be an anti-gravity machine. Neither character actually realizes the full extent of this invention - Lone is capable of making the device with help but doesn't comprehend how it actually works, while Baby does have this knowledge but, having a mind comparable to a computer, doesn't consider any other uses for it until later on when he's specifically asked about what might happen if the device is found.
27th Sep '16 9:14:54 PM Xtifr
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'''Theodore Sturgeon''' (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of the best genre writers of his era (and some critics would omit the word "genre"). He never achieved much mainstream popularity, but he has been cited as a major influence by writers such as Creator/RayBradbury, Creator/KurtVonnegut and Creator/HarlanEllison. He only wrote a handful of novels, of which ''More Than Human'' is probably the most famous, but several of his ''many'' short-stories are still popular, including "Killdozer!" (which inspired a [[Film/{{Killdozer}} film]], a comic book, and a rock band)[[note]] and falls under WriteWhatYouKnow - yes, folks, Sturgeon once worked as bulldozer driver![[/note]], the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"

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'''Theodore Sturgeon''' Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of the best genre writers of his era (and some critics would omit the word "genre"). He never achieved much mainstream popularity, but he has been cited as a major influence by writers such as Creator/RayBradbury, Creator/KurtVonnegut and Creator/HarlanEllison. He only wrote a handful of novels, of which ''More Than Human'' is probably the most famous, but several of his ''many'' short-stories are still popular, including "Killdozer!" (which inspired a [[Film/{{Killdozer}} film]], a comic book, and a rock band)[[note]] and falls under WriteWhatYouKnow - yes, folks, Sturgeon once worked as bulldozer driver![[/note]], the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"
20th Feb '16 12:58:49 PM dardefender
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*GoodIsNotNice: The lead character in the short story "Extrapolation" is thought by the US Military to be a warped genius with every reason to hate humanity. They are wrong.
12th Jan '16 2:37:21 PM phoenix
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He was given a lifetime-achievement WorldFantasyAward in 1985. The TheodoreSturgeonMemorialAward for best science fiction short-story of the year was created in his honor.

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He was given a lifetime-achievement WorldFantasyAward UsefulNotes/WorldFantasyAward in 1985. The TheodoreSturgeonMemorialAward for best science fiction short-story of the year was created in his honor.
28th Mar '15 4:46:26 AM Patachou
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Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of the best genre writers of his era (and some critics would omit the word "genre"). He never achieved much mainstream popularity, but he has been cited as a major influence by writers such as Creator/RayBradbury, Creator/KurtVonnegut and Creator/HarlanEllison. He only wrote a handful of novels, of which ''More Than Human'' is probably the most famous, but several of his ''many'' short-stories are still popular, including "Killdozer!" (which inspired a [[Film/{{Killdozer}} film]], a comic book, and a rock band)[[note]] and falls under WriteWhatYouKnow - yes, folks, Sturgeon once worked as bulldozer driver![[/note]], the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"

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Theodore Sturgeon '''Theodore Sturgeon''' (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of the best genre writers of his era (and some critics would omit the word "genre"). He never achieved much mainstream popularity, but he has been cited as a major influence by writers such as Creator/RayBradbury, Creator/KurtVonnegut and Creator/HarlanEllison. He only wrote a handful of novels, of which ''More Than Human'' is probably the most famous, but several of his ''many'' short-stories are still popular, including "Killdozer!" (which inspired a [[Film/{{Killdozer}} film]], a comic book, and a rock band)[[note]] and falls under WriteWhatYouKnow - yes, folks, Sturgeon once worked as bulldozer driver![[/note]], the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"


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Music/FrankZappa named him in his influences list on the ''Music/FreakOut'' album.
5th Jul '14 3:10:29 AM shokoshu
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Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of the best genre writers of his era (and some critics would omit the word "genre"). He never achieved much mainstream popularity, but he has been cited as a major influence by writers such as Creator/RayBradbury, Creator/KurtVonnegut and Creator/HarlanEllison. He only wrote a handful of novels, of which ''More Than Human'' is probably the most famous, but several of his ''many'' short-stories are still popular, including "Killdozer!" (which inspired a [[Film/{{Killdozer}} film]], a comic book, and a rock band), the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"

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Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of the best genre writers of his era (and some critics would omit the word "genre"). He never achieved much mainstream popularity, but he has been cited as a major influence by writers such as Creator/RayBradbury, Creator/KurtVonnegut and Creator/HarlanEllison. He only wrote a handful of novels, of which ''More Than Human'' is probably the most famous, but several of his ''many'' short-stories are still popular, including "Killdozer!" (which inspired a [[Film/{{Killdozer}} film]], a comic book, and a rock band), band)[[note]] and falls under WriteWhatYouKnow - yes, folks, Sturgeon once worked as bulldozer driver![[/note]], the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"
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