Vonnegut cites Theodore Sturgeon as the inspiration for his character Kilgore Trout. Among the stories collected here are such favorites as the title story, "The Silken-Swift", "A Way of Thinking", "The Dark Room", "The Clinic" and "The World Well Lost".
A Saucer of Loneliness is the seventh volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, a highly acclaimed series encompassing all of the work of the finest science fiction and fantasy science fiction writer of this century. This volume includes twelve stories from the year 1953, often considered Sturgeon's golden period of writing. Sturgeon is cited as a primary influence and favourite author by many of our most popular contemporary story-tellers, including Stephen King and Ray Bradbury.
Theodore Sturgeon was born on February 26, 1918 in Staten Island, New York. He died in Eugene, Oregon, on May 8, 1985. A resident of New York City, upstate New York, and Los Angeles, he is the author of more than thirty novels and short story collections.
"Historically, the Complete Sturgeon is one of the most important reissues in years. In terms of reading, this is a goldmine both for those already familiar with Sturgeon's work and for a new generation of readers ready for something real."--Strange Worlds Magazine"Theodore Sturgeon has become a kind of patron saint of SF short story writers. His fiction demonstrated a love of humanity and an understanding of human emotion unparalleled in the field. At the time of his death in 1985, no short story writer was held in so high a regard."--David Brin, author of Heaven's Reach