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Please please up something by Sturgeon if you haven t yet and here s a very good place to start Samples of his work from many eras of his writing life Includes my personalwinner for best of Sturgeon the novelette or short story Slow Sculpture Excellent horror stories in here alsoMan can write a clumsy word especially when he s in his 20s but can t see that he wrote a bad wordThannasset Graduating from seminary in New York I moved my stuff back to Valeria Laube s home in Illinois flew to Norway to visit family then returned to stay with Roy Laube in East Rogers Park Chicago while looking for an apartmentFinding an apartment took about an hour of the two of us walking about looking into a couple of buildings with posted for rent signs picking the first that fit the projected budget of 150 per month Boy what a mistake that was The building on the corner of Ashland and Morse was okay but the immediate neighborhood was sordid Sure there was the No Exit Cafe Within Three Blocks And three blocks and Jewel only two blocks away but Morse Ave had been allowed to ecay and my corner was a mile or so from the Loyola University campus where all the action at that time was Besides except for Roy I had fallen out of contact with my old high school friends having been living on the east coast for four years and away to school for nine Ah it was a lonely time a time before computers and the internet a time even before VCRs besides I had no television no tape player no phonograph just a lousy clock radio and booksYes books My I had no television no tape player no phonograph just a lousy clock radio and booksYes books My improvement to the apartment was to install bookshelves not an easy task as the walls were cinderblock but lead plugs Alcohol Addiction did the job And fortunately as it took a few weeks to find a first job there was a junk store on my very block a junk store that had used paperbacks for under aollar That is where I picked up Sturgeon Is Alive and Well a rather safe bet as Sturgeon is a rather ependable writer. 9 • story Brownshoes 1969 • story aka The Man Who Learned LovingUncle Fremmis 1970 • story The Patterns of Dorne 1970 • story Suicide 1970 • sto. .
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Sturgeon Is Alive and WellMostly pretentious andor self indulgent Some not even SF Interesting little introduction that explains justifies but if an unknown author had written these they would not have gotten bought I bet Except maybe Slow Sculpture which could have made it into a slick I think Still I o wish Uncle Fremmis would give some of our political corporate leaders the treatment The topics were heavy short stories but the stories were wonderful This book changed my life Short The topics were heavy for short stories but the stories were wonderful This book changed my life Short that put us in touch with our own Humanity And The Humanity In Others 35 Stars Really Some and the humanity in others 35 stars really Some stuff here amidst some misfires that show their agebut I have to give it to Sturgeon for such a uniue voice and some of the sentences I had to go back and read again as they are so unexpected felt like jazz improvisations and always trying new things and never forgetting the humans involved in whatever scenario he has fashioned for them Another collection of short stories that you would imagine are going to be science fiction But only about three I would consider to be in the sci fi category A few are just odd stories Good stories But if you are looking for space exploration androids aliens planets etc You will be Aspects of South African Literature disappointed A collection of good short stories as always some are better than others Slow Sculpture alone is worth picking up the book for People thirsting for science fiction will beisappointed only about half the book is science fiction or fantasy and of those only two are what I would call hard science fiction Three of the stories ealt with the problem of releasing a world changing new technology which I thought was a bit of overkill All of the stories eal primarily with characters though and Sturgeon s writing style always shines Wish I could find classic sci fi writers that I like that write like Sturgeon Imagine this the majority of his stories are genre sci fi but it features believable and interesting characters This short story collection has some really great stories and in retrospect I Social Media in Academia don t think any of them are genre stories The only story I reallyidn t like was the first one To Here and the Easel Two stories. Eleven stories first published 1954 71Foreword 1971 • essayTo Here the Easel 1954 • novella Slow Sculpture 1970 • novelette It's You 1970 • story. Are tied for my favorite It s You and Take Care of Joey If you want to read some beautifully s You and Take Care of Joey If you want to read some beautifully short stories this is a wonderful collection This is an excellent collection of science fiction and other short stories by an under appreciated writer The title is a reference to Sturgeon s long periods of apparent writer s block mentioned in the Foreword and undoubtedly alluded to in the novella To Here periods of apparent writer s block mentioned in the Foreword and undoubtedly alluded to in the novella To Here the Easel Sturgeon points out that his notorious fallow periods were usually followed by times of great productivity Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream during which he might write a short story in aay or less I read that Jack Kerouac wrote his novel ON THE ROAD in a short creative burst and I suspect that both writers spent a lot of time composing in their heads before sitting Orality in Igbo (African) Literature down at their writingesks ALIVE AND WELL is not all science fiction this collection is about human relationships that sometimes are made understandable in a science fiction framework but it is the relationships that matter In Sturgeon s words You can not write good fiction about ideas You can only write good fiction about peopleMany of the relationships in these stories are Modern English in Action (Level 12) doomed to failure Jerry s Gap is about complete lack of communication at what proves to be a turning point in a young man s life It s You a sentence which bookends the story itself is about what at first seems to be an idyllic love affair which collapses under its own weight One of thearkest points of view on communication is found in The Girl Who Knew What They Meant There are some optimistic stories notably Slow Sculpture Crate and Suicide which mixes a ark title with a hopeful outcome Other recurrent themes are the need to ask The Uestion That No One uestion that no one has thought of the belief that change is not only esirable but necessary if civilization is to flourish and the contrary force of vested interests opposing bold new ideas In than one story we meet a brilliant loner with training in than one The Alchemical Mandala A Survey of the Mandala in the Western Esoteric Traditions discipline whooes ask the next uestion and finds himself an outsider in a world controlled by people and institutions who have become conservative in the extreme strenuously opposed to new ideas and. Take Care of Joey 1971 • story Crate 1970 • story The Girl Who Knew What They Meant 1970 • storyJorry's Gap 1968 • story It Was Nothing Really 196. ,