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By Theodore Sturgeon Paul Williams Ray Bradbury Arthur C. Clarke Gene Wolfe | Comments: ( 805 ) | Date: ( Nov 21, 2019 )

The Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, contains the late author s earliest work, written from 1937 to 1940 Although Sturgeon s reach was limited to the lengths of the short story and novelette, his influence was strongly felt by even the most original science fiction stylists, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C Clarke, and GeneThe Ultimate Egoist, the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, contains the late author s earliest work, written from 1937 to 1940 Although Sturgeon s reach was limited to the lengths of the short story and novelette, his influence was strongly felt by even the most original science fiction stylists, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C Clarke, and Gene Wolfe, each of whom contributes a laudatory foreword The than 40 stories here showcase Sturgeon s masterful knack with clever, O Henry ish plot twists, sparkling character development, and almost archetypal, why didn t I think of that story ideas Early Sturgeon masterpieces include It, about the violence done by a creature spontaneously born from garbage and mud, and Helix the Cat, about an inventor s bizarre encounter with a disembodied soul and the cat that saves it Sturgeon s unique genius is timelessly entertaining.Table of Contents Forewords by Ray Bradbury,Arthur C Clarke, and Gene WolfeStories Heavy InsuranceThe HeartCellmateFluffyAlter Ego prev unpub Mailed Through a PortholeA Noose of Light prev unpub Strangers on a Train prev unpub Accidentally on PorpoiseThe Right Line prev unpub Golden DayPermit Me My GestureWatch My SmokeThe Other CheekExtraordinary SeamenOne Sick KidHis Good AngelSome People ForgetA God in a GardenFit for a KingEx Bachelor ExtractEast is EastThree People prev unpub Eyes of BlueEther BreatherHer ChoiceCajun ProvidenceStrike Three prev unpub Contact The CallHelix the CatTo Shorten SaleThanksgiving Again prev unpub Bianca s HandsDerm FoolHe ShuttlesTurkish DelightNiobeThe Long ArmThe Man on the StepsPunctuational AdviceA Place of HonorThe Ultimate EgoistItButyl and the BreatherLook Around You poem Mahout


  • Title: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume 1: The Ultimate Egoist
  • Author: Theodore Sturgeon Paul Williams Ray Bradbury Arthur C. Clarke Gene Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9781556432996
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback

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Theodore Sturgeon Paul Williams Ray Bradbury Arthur C. Clarke Gene Wolfe

Theodore Sturgeon 1918 1985 is considered one of the godfathers of contemporary science fiction and dark fantasy The author of numerous acclaimed short stories and novels, among them the classics More Than Human, Venus Plus X, and To Marry Medusa, Sturgeon also wrote for television and holds among his credits two episodes of the original 1960s Star Trek series, for which he created the Vulcan mating ritual and the expression Live long and prosper He is also credited as the inspiration for Kurt Vonnegut s recurring fictional character Kilgore Trout Sturgeon is the recipient of the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the International Fantasy Award In 2000, he was posthumously honored with a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.



Comments The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume 1: The Ultimate Egoist

  • Paul Bryant

    This is what happens is you don't read the small print. I read the first nine stories here and only one of them wasn't a turkey. And I thought - why are these stories so bad? This is Theodore Sturgeon, whom I love dearly. But of course it's because this is VOLUME ONE of a PROJECTED TEN VOLUMES - he wrote like a maniac - so here we have the 46 stories he wrote BETWEEN THE AGES OF 19 AND 22 - so there's my explanation. Out of the 46 only 6 were ones I already knew and I'm betting that's because th [...]


  • Jean-marcel

    This book is full of Ted Sturgeon's earliest recorded stories, both published and unpublished. In later volumes of this 13 (!) piece collection, there are hardly any unpublished works, but these are early days, and if you want to see the evolution of Sturgeon as a writer, some of this "ephemera" becomes rather interesting.Actually, the previously unpublished early stuff here is often among the most interesting in the book, from the perspective of someone who wants to do a kind of study of Sturge [...]


  • Kalin

    I have a dream.That one day--when we have sold out the tenth reprint of the Bulgarian translation of The Innkeeper's Song and the thirtieth of The Last Unicorn (the electronic one too), and we have exposed a million Bulgarian readers to A Requiem for Homo Sapiens--I shall sit down and sublimate my impressions and compile a collection called The Ultimate Sturgeon. Or some such.In reading this volume, I've taken another step to that dream.Interestingly, I don't think that any of the stories contai [...]


  • Stephen

    3.5 to 4.0 stars. I have not read all of the stories in this volume so this review is for the stories listed below (I will update the review periodically as I read more stories):Heavy Insurance - Sturgeon's first published story about an attempted insurance scam that has unintended consequences. 2.5 stars. Heart - Early short story about a lovers wish having disastrous consequences. 3.5 stars. Bianca's Hands - One of Sturgeon's best horror stories ever. Chilling, original and haunting. 4.5 to 5. [...]


  • Erik Graff

    This book was given me as a gift by the writer, Lawrence P. Santoro, probably on the occasion of Christmas of 2003. The first volume of Sturgeon's collected works, it is a fine, well-constructed book. Larry was also considerate in presenting the hardcover edition of this volume, knowing that I generally eschew paperbacks.Sadly, despite my general love for Sturgeon and his works, these earliest short stories were, as might be expected, not his best writing.


  • Tye

    If you want to know what pulp writers could do when pulps were pulps, read this.


  • Glen Engel-Cox

    I've been excited by the prospect of this book for quite some time. Imagine all the Sturgeon short stories collected in a series of volumes, and not just the ones that were published or previously collected, but all of them. Edited and with notes, to top it off, by that most meticulous of literary executors, Paul Williams (the man behind the Collected Philip K. Dick). Unfortunately, Sturgeon never attracted the same fanaticism that Dick did, and this project was on shaky ground for some time. Th [...]


  • Бранимир Събев

    Брилянтен сборник с разкази от брилянтен писател, преведени на български от брилянтен преводач! Това е Върховният Егоист, Том първи от събрани разкази на Eдуард Хамилтън Уолдо, известен с творческия си псевдоним Теодор Стърджън. Кой е последният ли? Ами, това не просто е авт [...]


  • Tracey

    I received The Ultimate Egoist: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon - Volume 1 for Christmas last year & finally dug it out of the TBR pile.Even though I consider Sturgeon to be an SF writer, the majority of the short stories in this collection don't really fit that category. He was writing for several mainstream sources early in his career, and they often gave him topics upon which to write. There are quite a few romantically themed stories (probably written for the female market) and [...]


  • Kolya Matteo

    Included stories:Heavy InsuranceThe HeartCellmateFluffyAlter EgoMailed through a PortholeA Noose of LightStrangers on a TrainAccidentally on PurposeThe Right LineGolden DayPermit Me My GestureWatch My SmokeThe Other CheekExtraordinary SeamanOne Sick KidHis Good AngelSome People ForgetA God in a GardenFit for a KingEx-Bachelor ExtractEast is EastThree PeopleEyes of BlueEther BreatherHer ChoiceCajun ProvidenceStrike ThreeContact!The CallHelix the CatTo Shorten SailThanksgiving AgainBianca's HandsD [...]


  • Tom Tabasco

    Some interesting stuff, raw material, but being the earliest of Sturgeon's published work, this is definitely not his best. Probably his worst.


  • Michael O'Donnell

    This is the first volume in a 13-part series which collects all Theodore Sturgeon’s fiction shorter than novel length, both published and unpublished. The stories are presented in chronological order of writing, and as such this volume contains Sturgeon’s earliest work, from his first published story ‘Heavy Insurance’ in 1938 to ‘Butyl and the Breather’ published in 1940.The majority of the stories in this volume are very short, two or three page stories written for newspaper syndica [...]


  • Scott Golden

    It's very difficult not to give this book a 5-star rating, as it is absolutely essential to developing a thorough understanding of this Science Fiction Grandmaster's life & work. The presence (nearly 50% of the book) of so many of Sturgeon's early non-SF stories -- short-shorts written for a newspaper syndicate, with subject matter that encompasses personal relationships and events drawn from his time spent in the merchant marines -- dilutes the strength and impact of this first volume to a [...]


  • Terry

    I started reading SF in the 50s. Wonderful authors such as Andre Norton, C.J. Kornbluth,Gordon R. Dickson, Clifford D. Simak and of course the awesome titans Authur C. Clark, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein ,Poul Anderson, Robert SilverbergI could go on for paragraphsbut the cleverest of all to my mind was the absolutely amazing Theodore Sturgeon who stimulated my "Wonder gland", thus providing the early impetus for my absolute craving for quality Science Fiction.Thank you Mr. Sturgeonncerely.


  • Tony Patriarche

    This book is simply amazing. I was familiar enough with Sturgeon's later fantasy & sf (and love it), but this book showed a whole new side to Sturgeon. Mostly "straight" stories, of the sort that could be published in The Saturday Review. Astounding writing for an author breaking into the slick magazine world at age 18! These stories require no apologia as juvenilia; they are mature writing, in the style of the period, and every one enjoyable.


  • Samuel Daum

    Take it as it is. This is the beginning of an anthology of all of the short works, so not everything is sci-fi and not every one is great. There are some great short stories in here and a lot of twists. Some hit and some miss. My favorites were Cellmate, God in a Garden, Ether Breather, Derm Fool, It, and Butyl and the Breather. I'm looking forward to reading volume two.


  • J.

    Despite having a few good ideas in here, and the amazing storyIt <\i>, most of the stories here are pretty subpar.


  • Benjamin Kahn

    I wasn't that impressed with this book. Although some of the stories were good, a lot were corny and repetitive. Also, once you catch on to the fact that Sturgeon likes the twist ending, you start looking for it and anticipating it. I had read More than Human and really enjoyed it, so I thought I'd give Sturgeon's short story collection a chance and was disappointed, especially after reading the three introductions singing his praises by Ray Bradbury, Gene Wolfe and Arthur C. Clarke. Now, I real [...]


  • Anne

    Included stories:Heavy InsuranceThe HeartCellmateFluffyAlter EgoMailed through a PortholeA Noose of LightStrangers on a TrainAccidentally on PurposeThe Right LineGolden DayPermit Me My GestureWatch My SmokeThe Other CheekExtraordinary SeamanOne Sick KidHis Good AngelSome People ForgetA God in a GardenFit for a KingEx-Bachelor ExtractEast is EastThree PeopleEyes of BlueEther BreatherHer ChoiceCajun ProvidenceStrike ThreeContact!The CallHelix the CatTo Shorten SailThanksgiving AgainBianca's HandsD [...]


  • Jeff

    This is a fascinating collection of Theodore Sturgeon's earliest published stories, from 1938-1940, when he was in his early 20s. Although he is remembered as an author of science fiction and fantasy stories, many of the works in this volume are short-short stories that are not science fiction or fantasy. These are stories that he sold mostly to the McClure syndicate and, while they are not his greatest works, they are interesting examples of a young, very talented writer honing his craft. Of co [...]


  • D.

    Reading the chronological complete short stories of a writer tends to be a little tiresome, especially in the early volumes. Most writers take awhile to "warm up," and really find their voices. Theodore Sturgeon is no exception, and there are several stories here that I'm sure he'd be more than a little embarrassed have been preserved for posterity. Still, Sturgeon shows glimpses of brilliance, even this early in his career, and there are several short stories here that are stronger than ANYTHIN [...]


  • Andrew

    TS was way a head of his time, the stories in this volume cover the years 1937-42 when he was just 19-24 yrs old and the substance of this stuff is truly admirable in its imaginative vein.Sturgeon had said he didn't want to be a scifi writer, but that was what the publishing house(McClure's) wanted but he did read Astounding Fiction, Weird Tales regularly so this makes sense that he would write such far out stories, IT, Ether Breather, and Derm Fool are standouts,,,,,there are 13 volumes in thi [...]


  • Ben

    I've heard such good things about Theodore Sturgeon. But man, these stories--many of them commissioned pieces--don't date well at all, what with their casual sexism, jingoist flag waving, etc. This isn't a reflection on Sturgeon as a person or as a writer--a guy's gotta eat, after all. But it doesn't make for pleasurable reading. I'd say this one's for completists only.


  • carmen!

    does anyone know why i read this book? i think i read this because of this guy's reputation?? but i had to stop for several months in the middle because i just got bored! the internet says that he's still awesome and i just should have chosen something better curated than this book. we'll see, internetyway a few of the stories were really good.


  • Scottaggart

    Some real gems of short fiction mixed with not so great fiction. Sturgeon was a working writer and he had to write what publishers and editors wanted or he didn't eat. You can tell which stories he wanted to write and which he had to write.


  • Leslie

    I haven't read every single story in this collection, but most of them. A very interesting read. I especially appreciated the short story "Niobe." I would like to read more of Sturgeon's stuff.


  • Pamela

    At times, this collection is a bit uneven, but that may be my fault as I'm just not that keen on sea/sailing stories. That aside, there are some stunners--it is Sturgeon afterall.


  • Marissa

    Obviously his very early work. A lot of "one liner" very short stories. Some show the author he will grow into, though. They only get better after this.


  • Michael DuaneRobbins

    It's a bit overwhelming, and not all of these stories can be considered classics. Some of the best are worth the read, especially the title selection.


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