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This is Theodore Sturgeon, whom I love dearly. So modern readers of The Ultimate Egoist will have to be charitable towards very young authors who think titles like "Accidentally on Porpoise" are rib tickling.

This is Theodore Sturgeon, whom I love dearly. But of course it's because this is VOLUME ONE of the complete stories. So here we have the 46 stories he wrote BETWEEN THE AGES OF 19 AND 22. Out of the 46 only 6 were ones I already knew and I that's because they are the only good ones here.

THEODORE HAMILTON STURGEON was born February 26, 1918 on Staten Island in New York City, and died May 8, 1985 in Eugene, Oregon

p. cm. Contents: V. I. 1937–1940. THEODORE HAMILTON STURGEON was born February 26, 1918 on Staten Island in New York City, and died May 8, 1985 in Eugene, Oregon. This is the first of a series of volumes that will collect all of his short fiction of all types and all lengths shorter than a novel.

The Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of. .Book 1 of 13 in the Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon Series. Imagine all the Sturgeon short stories collected in a series of volumes, and not just the ones that were published or previously collected, but ALL of them.

The Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, contains the late author's earliest work.

Theodore Sturgeon vividly recalled being in the same room with L. Ron Hubbard, when Hubbard . Volume I - The Ultimate Egoist (1937 to 1940). Slow Sculpture: Volume XII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. Berkeley, CA. ISBN 978-1-55643-834-9. Ron Hubbard, when Hubbard became testy with someone there and retorted, "Y'know, we're all wasting our time writing this hack science fiction! You wanta make real money, you gotta start a religion!" Reportedly Sturgeon also told this story to others. Volume II - Microcosmic God (1940 to 1941). Volume III - Killdozer (1941 to 1946).

The Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, contains the late author's earliest work, written from 1937 to 1940. Although Sturgeon's reach was limited to the lengths of the short story and novelette, his influence was strongly felt by even the most original science fiction stylists, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Wolfe, each of whom contributes a laudatory foreword.

The Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, contains the late author's . I've loved Theodore Sturgeon's stories all my life, and finding a series of books collecting all his short stories delights me beyond expression. The quality of these early stories is uneven, but it's still well worth reading.

View all The Ultimate Egoist: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon Volume 1 pictures. Manufacturer: North Atlantic Release date: 12 May 1994 ISBN-10 : 1556431821 ISBN-13: 9781556431821. add. Separate tags with commas, spaces are allowed. Use tags to describe a product . for a movie Themes heist, drugs, kidnapping, coming of age Genre drama, parody, sci-fi, comedy Locations paris, submarine, new york.

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The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. North Atlantic Books. Place of Honor - not SF Punctuational Advice - not sf The Ultimate Egoist - solipsim taken to its logical extreme. nwhyte, November 4, 2015.

The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. Written by a customer while visiting librarything.

Just about any good science fiction/fantasy fan has known of the genius of Theodore Sturgeon and now everyone has the chance to experience his genius with this series which basically reprints everything he set down on paper. This is the first set of stories

Comments: (7)

NiceOne
Received this yesterday. The three forewords by Ray Bradbury, Arthur C Clarke, and Gene Wolfe are truly outstanding. I have read several of the stories contained herein. I was surprised to find horror, instead of the sci fi I expected. But, then thinking back on the Sturgeon I have read, much of it was sci fi horror. An example is the story "It." A forest blob that moves, thinks some, kills, and is dissolved in a stream revealing a lost skeleton is not sci fi but pure horror. The story is very well told and constructed.

The book is well printed and formatted. The stories are well laid out and read well. The book is not too large to hold in one's hands. The print is a good font of good size. An excellent job of publishing. There are 11 more volumes in the Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon. But I think I would rather collect Bradbury and Clarke whose writings I have read are not so dark.
Vetitc
While I was introduced to Theodore Sturgeon as a writer for Science Fiction, I can see his beginnings as a writer in this collection. Like all past writing, it is a snapshot of the times and the way people and technology were. Some stories are about people falling into love, the loss of love, or falling back into love. I was certainly impressed with all the science fiction/fantasy/horror stories, but the one story that was outside of those genres was "Watch my Smoke" and I thoroughly enjoyed that story for both the peril and humour written.

I would reccommend this book for those who want to study writing of the 1940's or the development of a wonderful writer thoughout his career with this and the other story collections that follow.
Antuiserum
Here's the deal, if you love reading Sturgeon's work, you'll love this edition. It is the first of the complete collected works and contains a lot of gems you won't find elsewhere. If you've never read Sturgeon before or aren't that well versed, you'll love this book anyway. His stories are some of the most creative, thought provoking and relate-able I've ever see. If you dislike science fiction in general, then this isn't for you.
Hawk Flying
I am exited about starting this collection....Sturgeon is overlooked....fine sentence structure and outstanding vocabulary builder...few living writers produce at that high level today.
Jay
Great collection of little-known tales from a great science fiction writer!
FailCrew
To be honest I haven't read all of the stories and this is my first time reading Sturgeon. Not what I expected. Better and more unpredictable.
Bladebringer
I've been excited by the prospect of this book for quite some time. Imagine all the Sturgeon short stories collected in a series of volumes, and not just the ones that were published or previously collected, but ALL of them. Edited and with notes, to top it off, by that most meticulous of literary executors, Paul Williams (the man behind the Collected Philip K. Dick). Unfortunately, Sturgeon never attracted the same fanaticism that Dick did, and this project was on shaky ground for some time. The first book is finally out, and it definitely lives up to the expectations for it.
Selected stories here include:
* "Heavy Insurance" -- Sturgeon's first published and possibly first completed work. A clever short short revolving around the, then, unusual properties of dry ice. With short shorts I am always reminded of Jack Ritchie's LITTLE BOXES OF BEWILDERMENT, and this story, even as early in Sturgeon's career as it was, can stand among those tales.
* "Fluffy" -- A few awkward wording moments, but they don't detract from the joy of a clever little twist story. This would have been a page from Jonathan Carroll except Sturgeon has to have a "logical" explanation (well, OK, *an* explanation--Carroll wouldn't have felt the need for any) for the basic conceit. However, it's still just a twist story. Sturgeon quickly moved beyond it.
* "Alter Ego" -- Almost a study in what not to do in a story, this previously unpublished piece reeks of the new writer, for it is all tell and no show. It spans years, yet there is not time sense. There are some specifics, but no details. While the plot itself could become something, it's too pithy for this treatment and too pathetic for longer. It's not too surprising that this one didn't see print in its time.
* "Permit Me My Gesture" -- This is my kind of short short: neat set up, perfect background, and clever ending twist. The notes include a letter from Sturgeon to his wife; in it, he calls this kind of story a gadget plot, and "Golden Day" a gag.
* "One Sick Kid" -- A short based on Sturgeon's personal experience, kind of a "true life" op-ed piece. A bit formless, though, without a genuine payoff, i.e., life isn't as clever as fiction.
* "A God in a Garden" -- Here is the *raison d'etre* for this volume, for the admiration that writers and readers have for Sturgeon is based on stories like this one. The perfect twist tale--what some people would term a Twilight Zone story. A man with a character flaw (he lies to his wife), a conflict (his wife knows about the lying, and is upset), and the twist (he digs up a god in his garden that gives him the ability to always tell the truth--not the actual truth, but whatever he says *becomes* the truth). Sturgeon handles it all brilliantly. The notes seem to agree. This story--Sturgeon's first sale to John W. Campbell for Unknown--was like his coming out party. Finally he had found a market that didn't require formula (the string- tugging as described under "Some People Forget" above), yet welcomed cleverness.
* "Bianca's Hands" -- A disturbing little fantasy/horror piece, showing the depth of Sturgeon's mastery of character, mood, and language. Yes, there's a plot, but the plot is nothing besides the description. It is so well done--this description of Bianca's hands and Ran's love for them--that is is close to erotic. Of course, Sturgeon was no stranger to that genre, although his take on it would not be fully revealed until years later with the novels SOME OF YOUR BLOOD and GODBODY.
* "The Ultimate Egoist" -- The logical extreme of the philosophical question best answered by Rene Descartes when he wrote, "Cogito, ergo sum." Whatever Woody thinks is, and what he doubts isn't, and it doesn't take long for him to break under the strain.
* "It" -- Probably one of the most famous Sturgeon stories, spawning at least two comic creatures: DC's Swamp Thing and Marvel's Man-Thing. Actually what Sturgeon accomplishes here is the envy of every horror writer--he invents a new monster. Unfortunately he did it in a short story rather than a novel or a movie, so his creation has yet to join the full pantheon to which it belongs, taking its place beside Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
I hope that this project--to collect all of Sturgeon's short stories-- continues apace. Paul Williams' earlier effort in this vein was the incredible Collected Philip K. Dick, and while the Dick was interesting, PKD was a writer who excelled at novels, not really the short. Sturgeon, on the other hand, was the opposite. I learned a lot about writing from the Dick volumes, and I hope to learn even more from Sturgeon.
The Ultimate Egoist: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon Volume 1 download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Theodorel Sturgeon
ISBN: 1556431821
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: North Atlantic Books; 1st edition (1994)