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He wrote approximately reviews and more than short stories, 11 novels and several Star Trek scripts. Ranked by votes for all of their pre novellas, Sturgeon was second among authors , behind Robert Heinlein. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted Sturgeon in , its fifth class of two dead and two living writers. His name was legally changed to Theodore Sturgeon at age eleven after his mother's divorce and remarriage to William Dicky "Argyll" Sturgeon.
He sold his first story in to the McClure Syndicate , which bought much of his early work. At first he wrote mainly short stories, primarily for genre magazines such as Astounding and Unknown , but also for general-interest publications such as Argosy Magazine. He used the pen name "E. Waldo Hunter" when two of his stories ran in the same issue of Astounding.
A few of his early stories were signed "Theodore H. This novel gained critical praise from critic H. He said: "This book changed my life The book must be 'one of the most skilful pastiches in the history of literature. An amazing piece of work, whomever did it'.
Disliking arguments with Campbell over editorial decisions, after Sturgeon only published one story in Astounding. Sturgeon published the "first stories in science fiction which dealt with homosexuality, ' The World Well Lost ' [June ] and 'Affair With a Green Monkey' [May ]",  and sometimes put gay subtext in his work, such as the back-rub scene in "Shore Leave",  or in his Western story, "Scars".
One of these first introduced the Prime Directive. One, " A Saucer of Loneliness ", was broadcast in and was dedicated to his memory.
His novella " Killdozer! Sturgeon is well known among readers of classic science-fiction anthologies. At the height of his popularity in the s he was the most anthologized English-language author alive.
Delany was seminal, and in his life and work he was a powerful and generally liberating influence in post-WWII US sf". He is not much known by the general public, however, and he won comparatively few awards. Sturgeon's original novels were all published between and , and the bulk of his short story work dated from the s and s.
Though he continued to write through , his work rate dipped noticeably in the later years of his life; a story collection entitled Sturgeon Is Alive And Well addressed Sturgeon's seeming withdrawal from the public eye in a tongue-in-cheek manner. Sturgeon lived for several years in Springfield, Oregon. He was a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders , which served as the basis of Isaac Asimov 's fictional group of mystery solvers the Black Widowers.
Sturgeon was the inspiration for the recurrent character of Kilgore Trout in the novels of Kurt Vonnegut. In , Sturgeon coined what is now known as Sturgeon's Law: "Ninety percent of [science fiction] is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud. He is also known for his dedication to a credo of critical thinking that challenged all normative assumptions: "Ask the next question.
Theodore's birth father, Edward Waldo, was a color and dye manufacturer of middling success. With his second wife, Anne, he had one daughter, Joan. Theodore's mother, Christine Hamilton Dicker Waldo Sturgeon, was a well-educated writer, watercolorist, and poet who published journalism, poetry, and fiction under the name Felix Sturgeon.
Sturgeon's account of his stepfather is included in. Sturgeon held a wide variety of jobs during his lifetime. As an adolescent, he wanted to be a circus acrobat ; an episode of rheumatic fever prevented him from pursuing this. From aged 17 to , he was a sailor in the merchant marine , and elements of that experience found their way into several stories. He sold refrigerators door to door.
He managed a hotel in Jamaica around —, worked in several construction and infrastructure jobs driving a bulldozer in Puerto Rico , operating a gas station and truck lubrication center, work at a drydock for the US Army in the early war years, and by was an advertising copywriter.
In addition to freelance fiction and television writing, he also operated a literary agency which was eventually transferred to Scott Meredith , worked for Fortune magazine and other Time Inc. Sturgeon had somewhat irregular output, frequently suffering from writer's block. Theodore Sturgeon vividly recalled being in the same room with L. Ron Hubbard , when Hubbard became testy with someone there and retorted, "Y'know, we're all wasting our time writing this hack science fiction!
You wanta make real money, you gotta start a religion! Sturgeon played guitar and wrote music which he sometimes performed at Science Fiction Conventions. Sturgeon was married three times, had two long-term committed relationships outside of marriage, divorced once, and fathered a total of seven children. Sturgeon was a lifelong pipe smoker.
His death from lung fibrosis may have been caused by exposure to asbestos during his merchant marine years. Sturgeon, under his own name, was hired to write novelizations of the following movies based on their scripts links go to articles about the movies :.
Sturgeon published numerous short story collections during his lifetime, many drawing on his most prolific writing years of the s and s. Note that some reprints of these titles especially paperback editions may cut one or two stories from the line-up. Statistics herein refer to the original editions only. The following table includes sixteen volumes one of them collecting western stories.
These are considered "original" collections of Sturgeon material, in that they compiled previously uncollected stories. However, some volumes did contain a few reprinted stories: this list includes books that collected only previously uncollected material, as well as those volumes that collected mostly new material, but also contained up to three stories representing no more than half the book that were previously published in a Sturgeon collection.
The series consisted of 13 volumes published between and Introductions were provided by Harlan Ellison , Samuel R. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American speculative fiction writer.
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This was the official website of the hall of fame to First published , online. Quote: "Sturgeon because that was the stepfather's name—he was a professor of modern languages at Drexel Institute in Philadelphia—and Theodore because Edward was the boy's father's name and the mother was still bitter and anyway young Edward had always been known as Teddy.
Waldo', which is incorrect. The Bedside Companion to Crime. New York: Mysterious Press. The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction. First published , print. Boston: G K HallA.
Theodore Sturgeon, the most anthologized writer in the English language but one who'd never written for television before Star Trek , received several long letters and memos from Roddenberry. Scarecrow Press. Veteran science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon, reportedly the most anthologized science fiction writer of all time, wrote the teleplay adaptation of his own short story for the ABC-TV movie Killdozer The New York Times.
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