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Theodore Sturgeon Centennial

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  • Started 8 months ago by Marian
  • Latest reply from JohnWThiel

  1. Marian

    He was born in 1918 so this is his centennial year! Here's an article lamenting the fact that he's being forgotten

    Posted 8 months ago #
  2. Steve R.

    Great article. Thanks for the link.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  3. Very nice, Marian. Thank you. Stealing for my FB wall.

    Posted 8 months ago #
  4. CarlGlover

    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 8 months ago #
  5. JohnWThiel

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

    Posted 7 months ago #

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