The Nail and the Oracle: Volume XI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon (v. 11)

The Nail and the Oracle: Volume XI: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon (v. 11)

Theodore Sturgeon


This publication comprises ten significant tales via the grasp of technology fiction, delusion, and horror written through the Nineteen Sixties. The debatable “If All males We re Brothers, could You enable One Marry Your Sister?” exhibits the author’s means of “ask the following query” utilized in a manner that shatters social conventions. “When You Care, in the event you Love” bargains a prescient imaginative and prescient of the wedding of deep obsessive love and genetic manipulation, written lengthy prior to real cloning recommendations existed. “Runesmith” constitutes a unprecedented instance of Sturgeon taking part with a mythical colleague, Harlan Ellison. incorporated are also different rarities: detective tales and a Western that show off Sturgeon’s knack for characterization and motion open air his traditional style. “Take Care of Joey” has been learn as an allusion to the advanced own courting among Sturgeon and Ellison, whereas “It was once not anything, Really!” hilariously skewers the mores of the military-industrial complicated. As continually, those tales exhibit not just Sturgeon’s wonderful wordplay but additionally his timeliness, with “Brown-shoes” and “The Nail and the Oracle” status out as robust commentaries at the use and abuse of strength that will were written the day past.

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