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Theodore Sturgeon SF Gateway Omnibus : The Dreaming Jewels, To Marry Medusa, Venus Plus X - Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon SF Gateway Omnibus

The Dreaming Jewels, To Marry Medusa, Venus Plus X

Paperback Published: 12th August 2014
ISBN: 9780575117150
Number Of Pages: 350

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From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic imagination of Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great names in science fiction.

Highly acclaimed for his short fiction, Sturgeon is nevertheless best known for his 1953 novel, More Than Human, and for scripting the STAR TREK episode 'Amok Time', which introduced the Vulcan mating ritual, the pon farr.

This omnibus contains three of his finest works:

  • The Dreaming Jewels,
  • To Marry Medusa
  • Venus Plus X.

About the Author

Theodore Sturgeon was born Edward Hamilton Waldo in New York City in 1918. Sturgeon was not a pseudonym; his name was legally changed after his parents' divorce. After selling his first SF story to Astounding in 1939, he travelled for some years, only returning in earnest in 1946. He produced a great body of acclaimed short fiction (SF's premier short story award is named in his honour) as well as a number of novels, including More Than Human, which was awarded the 1954 retro-HUGO in 2004. In addition to coining Sturgeon's Law - '90% of everything is crud' - he wrote the screenplays for seminal STAR TREK episodes 'Shore Leave' and 'Amok Time', inventing the famous Vulcan mating ritual, the pon farr.

ISBN: 9780575117150
ISBN-10: 057511715X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 12th August 2014
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1

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