A Saucer of Loneliness (The Complete Stories of Theodore by Theodore Sturgeon

By Theodore Sturgeon

Kurt Vonnegut cites Theodore Sturgeon because the suggestion for his personality Kilgore Trout. This quantity comprises 12 tales from 1953, thought of Sturgeon's golden period. between them are such favorites because the identify tale, "The Silken-Swift," "A method of Thinking," "The darkish Room," "The Clinic," and "The international good Lost," a narrative very prior to its time in advocating homosexual rights.

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George cried out in a short, incoherent high-pitched gasp. Someone turned to look at him, then hurried on. People brushed past impatiently pushing him this way and that. He remained staring at the board, openmouthed. It was as though the board had answered his thought. He was thinking "Trevelyan" so hard that it had seemed for a moment that of course the board would say "Trevelyan" back at him. But thatwas Trevelyan, up there. AndArmand Trevelyan (Stubby's hated first name; up in lights for everyone to see) and the right hometown.

It was too much to suppress. He said, "Tomorrow's the first of May. " And that led to his first quarrel with Omani and to Omani's bitter enunciation of the exact name of the institution in which George found himself. " George Platen flushed. Feeble-minded! He rejected it desperately. " He said it on impulse. His conscious mind learned it first from the statement as he uttered it. Omani, who had returned to his book, looked up. " George knew what he was saying now. " "That's ridiculous. " "Oh, no.

No! And the shout of denial in his mind was echoed by the sudden clamor in the audience as everyone got to his feet. The box seat in the very center of one long side of the oval was filling with an entourage wearing the colors of Novia, and the word "Novia" went up above them on the main board. Novia was a Grade A world with a large population and a thoroughly developed civilization, perhaps the best in the Galaxy. It was the kind of world that every Earth-man wanted to live in someday; or, failing that, to see his children live in.

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