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Theodore Sturgeon Centennial

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  • Started 1 month ago by Marian
  • Latest reply from JohnWThiel

  1. Marian
    Member

    He was born in 1918 so this is his centennial year! Here's an article lamenting the fact that he's being forgotten http://www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-theodore-sturgeon-20180802-story.html

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. Steve R.
    Member

    Great article. Thanks for the link.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  3. Very nice, Marian. Thank you. Stealing for my FB wall.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  4. CarlGlover
    Member

    The best sf/fantasy short story in the history of the genre? For my money, Sturgeon's "It," with that magnificent and unequalled opening paragraph and concluding sentence, which enthralled and fascinated me as a 10-year-old. "It" could only have been written by a literary genius.

    Why no centennial recognition for this very great writer? Maybe because the themes he explored have gone out of fashion. Maybe because his style is passe. Maybe because he never tried to sell himself to the critical literary establishment as others have done. Or, simply because the market has been saturated by the multi-volume North Atlantic series of his short stories, which, by the way, I consider more of a significant tribute than this article's author apparently does.

    Somehow, though, I don't think Ted would really care. He wasn't in it for the personal recognition. He produced a large body of superb work because his creative muse compelled him to, not because he necessarily wanted praise for having done so. He was always modest about his achievements. I don't believe he would really be unhappy about the way things currently stand.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  5. JohnWThiel
    Member

    Yeah, Sturgeon's being forgotten while his stories are coming true. cf More Than Human and To Marry Medusa.

    Posted 1 week ago #

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