A Saucer of Loneliness

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North Atlantic Books, Sep 1, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Kurt Vonnegut cites Theodore Sturgeon as the inspiration for his character Kilgore Trout. This volume includes 12 stories from 1953, considered Sturgeon's golden era. Among them are such favorites as the title story, "The Silken-Swift," "A Way of Thinking," "The Dark Room," "The Clinic," and "The World Well Lost," a story known for being very ahead of its time in advocating gay rights.

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I adore Sturgeon's writing style and his ability to world build within the confines of a short story. The stories are touching and heartbreaking and thought provoking and haunting. This book occupies a prime position in my living room, so I can revisit it often.


The Touch of Your Hand
Libertine 1956
And My Fear Is Great
A Way of Thinking
Mr Costello Hero
The Education of Drusilla Strange
Story Notes by Paul Williams

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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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