History Creator / TheodoreSturgeon

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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Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was an American writer of SpeculativeFiction, often considered one of Music/FrankZappa named him in his influences list on 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?]]" ''Music/FreakOut'' album.
5th Jul '14 3:10:29 AM shokoshu
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Just a fun trivia. See the Other Wiki.
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?]]"
5th Nov '13 7:24:06 PM Vasha
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* SecondPersonNarration: Used to great psychological effect in "Bulkhead". Also used in one recurring narrative strand of "The Man Who Lost the Sea" ("Say you're a kid...") and in the [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] [[BookEnds bookends]] of ''Some of Your Blood'' ("Go to the home of Dr. Philip Outerbridge. Go on in -- you have the key.").
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* SecondPersonNarration: Used to great psychological effect in "Bulkhead". Also used in one recurring narrative strand of "The Man Who Lost the Sea" ("Say you're a kid...") and in the [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] [[BookEnds bookends]] of ''Some "Some of Your Blood'' Blood" ("Go to the home of Dr. Philip Outerbridge. Go on in -- you have the key.").
15th Aug '13 6:37:33 PM Eyedunno
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* SecondPersonNarration: Used to great psychological effect in his story "Bulkhead". Also used in one recurring narrative strand of "The Man Who Lost the Sea" ("Say you're a kid...") and in the [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] [[BookEnds bookends]] of ''Some of Your Blood'' ("Go to the home of Dr. Philip Outerbridge. Go on in -- you have the key.").
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* SecondPersonNarration: Used to great psychological effect in his story "Bulkhead". Also used in one recurring narrative strand of "The Man Who Lost the Sea" ("Say you're a kid...") and in the [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] [[BookEnds bookends]] of ''Some of Your Blood'' ("Go to the home of Dr. Philip Outerbridge. Go on in -- you have the key.").
15th Aug '13 6:35:32 PM Eyedunno
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Added Second-person Narration, which appears in three of his works.
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* SecondPersonNarration: Used to great psychological effect in his story "Bulkhead". Also used in one recurring narrative strand of "The Man Who Lost the Sea" ("Say you're a kid...") and in the [[BreakingTheFourthWall fourth-wall breaking]] [[BookEnds bookends]] of ''Some of Your Blood'' ("Go to the home of Dr. Philip Outerbridge. Go on in -- you have the key.").
25th Mar '13 11:01:10 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), the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[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), the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[DangerousVisions "[[Literature/DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"
14th Jan '13 1:25:24 AM 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), the much-imitated "Microcosmic God" (which has been referenced by ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', among others), and "[[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}}, 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 "[[DangerousVisions If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?]]"
20th Dec '12 7:18:11 PM Xtifr
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In the story "Shottle Bop", a seer-of-ghosts sees a ghostly couple in an endless feedback loop, repeating a conversation, summed up as follows: "If we kill ourselves, we're sure to be together.... forever.... just like this." "Will we, Tommy?" "I promise.... just like this." * BizarreSexualDimorphism: "The World Well Lost" centers on a pair of fugitive "[[YaoiGuys loverbirds]]" from the planet Dirbanu, which has shunned contact with Earth. The loverbirds are initially assumed to be a male and female, but they manage to explain, via some illustrations, that male and female Dirbanu are vastly different in appearance. In fact, the main reason why the Dirbanu dislike humans is due to homophobia, because they perceive all human relationships as being homosexual.

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* NoPeriodsPeriod: The short-story "Some of Your Blood" features a non-supernatural vampire. You figure it out.
20th Dec '12 7:08:21 PM Xtifr
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* CallASmeerpARabbit: The title creature in "The Hurkle is a Happy Beast" has got six legs, the middle pair of which is essentially a pair of prongs it can rock back and forth on, and it turns invisible when anxious, among other things. The author happily calls it a "kitten" anyway.

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* VirginPower: In "The Silken-Swift", the unicorn subverts this trope itself. Given a choice between a gentle young woman who'd recently been raped, and the virginal witch who'd maliciously (though indirectly) caused the assault to happen, the unicorn chooses to lay his head in the lap of the true innocent (who promptly sets it free).
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