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Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon #11: The Nail and the Oracle

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This book contains ten major stories by the master of science fiction, fantasy, and horror written during the 1960s. The controversial “If All Men We re Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?” shows the authors technique of “ask the next question” used in a way that shatters social conventions. “When You Care, When You Love” offers a prescient vision of the marriage of deep obsessive love and genetic manipulation, written long before actual cloning techniques existed. “Runesmith” constitutes a rare example of Sturgeon collaborating with a legendary colleague, Harlan Ellison. Included also are two other rarities: two detective stories and a Western that showcase Sturgeons knack for characterization and action outside his usual genre. “Take Care of Joey” has been read as an allusion to the complex personal relationship between Sturgeon and Ellison, while “It Was Nothing, Really!” hilariously skewers the mores of the military-industrial complex. As always, these stories demonstrate not only Sturgeons brilliant wordplay but also his timeliness, with “Brown-shoes” and “The Nail and the Oracle” standing out as powerful commentaries on the use and abuse of power that might have been written yesterday.

About the Author

Theodore Sturgeon was one of science fictions most acclaimed and influential writers. In addition to hundreds of stories, he wrote novels, scripts for Star Trek and The Twilight Zone, and received many awards including the Hugo and the Nebula. He died in 1985 at age sixty-seven. A legendary author of mystery, horror, fantasy, and science-fiction stories, Harlan Ellison lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556436611
Author:
Sturgeon, Theodore
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Foreword by:
Ellison, Harlan
Foreword:
Ellison, Harlan
Editor:
Williams, Paul
Author:
Ellison, Harlan
Author:
Williams, Paul
Subject:
Science fiction, american
Subject:
Science Fiction - Short Stories
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Short Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.02x6.40x1.05 in. 1.26 lbs.

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