The arrival of a mysterious savior transforms a small town in this provocative parable from “a master storyteller certain to fascinate” Kurt Vonnegut. To them he offers a vision of what life could be—spreading his message of love, sensuosness, generosity, and freedom—and before long he has erased their sadness and opened their hearts.
Godbody Signet #ad - . He appears out of nowhere, enigmatic and breathtaking, to touch the lives of a chosen few. Still, there are those in town who, corrupt and powerful, are threatened by what Godbody brings, and for this reason he must pay the ultimate price. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.
The Dreaming JewelsOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - A desperate boy escapes his abusive home by joining a carnival and is drawn into a dark conspiracy in this tale by “a master storyteller” Kurt Vonnegut. Tormented and abused by his adoptive family, he’s had enough—and with a beloved broken toy he calls “Junky” as his sole companion, the desperate little boy runs away to join a carnival.
There, fire-eaters, sideshow freaks, among the fortune tellers, and assorted “strange people, at long last, ” Horty hopes to find acceptance and, a real home. But disgraced doctor pierre “maneater” Monetre’s traveling show is no ordinary entertainment, and its performers are not what they appear to be.
The Dreaming Jewels #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources. The full-length debut by theodore sturgeon, a legendary writer who won Nebula and Hugo Awards and authored such classics as More Than Human, this journey into a circus of shadows is “an intensely written and very moving novel of love and retribution” The Washington Star.
The maneater has sinister plans for the world that go far beyond fleecing unsuspecting rubes and other easy marks—a dark and terrible scheme that requires unleashing the extraterrestrial power of the dreaming jewels, and the unwitting assistance of a young boy who may be far more remarkable than he’s ever imagined.
Though only eight years old, little Horton “Horty” Bluett has known a lifetime of sadness.
Venus Plus XOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Before it’s too late. As charlie explores ledom and its people, he finds his engrained human precepts are profane in this new world. Technology has triumphed over hunger, overpopulation, pollution, and even time and space. Gone is the human preoccupation with sex. . Here, violence is a vague and improbable notion.
A scathing critique of american puritanism that unabashedly explores questions of sexuality and gender, insightful, it remains as relevant, provocative, and troubling as when it first appeared in print. And when cracks begin to appear in its flawless facade, Charlie must unearth the city’s terrible secrets.
. . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources. But there is a change Charlie finds even more shocking: Gender is a thing of the past.
Venus Plus X #ad - But then why are his hosts so eager for his approval? Something isn’t right about Ledom’s ideal existence. Theodore sturgeon’s visionary tale is literary science fiction at its most brazen and inventive. From hugo and nebula winner theodore sturgeon comes a seeming utopia: a world with only one gender and no poverty, pollution, or war—but at what cost? Charlie Johns has been snatched from his home on Earth and delivered to the strange future world of Ledom.
Gone are the tensions between male and female.
To Marry MedusaOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Now, it hungers for the dominant species of Earth. But his last rotting meal contains something unexpected: a spore that originated from a galaxy many light-years away. First, dan eats the spore, then, the spore eats Dan; and the homeless alcoholic becomes a host for the Medusa. But to do so, it must somehow unite the planet’s intelligent creatures into a single shared consciousness: an assignment the miserable wretch Dan may prove surprisingly capable of carrying out.
To marry medusa is suspenseful, inventive, and surprisingly compassionate; a vibrant and unforgettable exploration of what it means to be more—or less—than human. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.
To Marry Medusa #ad - Drunk, angry, dan gurlick exists at the very lowest level of human civilization, and pathetic, abusive, sleeping in junkyard cars and scrounging through garbage cans for his dinner. A nebula award–winning author reinvents the alien invasion novel with this story of a malevolent, galaxy-consuming hive mind—and its surprising human hosts.
An insatiable alien hive mind, the Medusa has already consumed the life forms of a billion planets.
More Than HumanOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - Winner of the international fantasy award and considered Theodore Sturgeon’s masterpiece, individuality, More Than Human is a genre-bending wonder that explores themes of responsibility and morality, and belonging. Together, they are the gestalt—a single extraordinary being comprised of remarkable parts—although an essential piece may be missing.
. . An award-winning novel about belonging by “one of the greatest writers of science fiction and fantasy who ever lived” Stephen King. Six misfits, one powerful entity. Individually, twin girls who can barely speak but can teleport across great distances, a runaway girl with telekinetic powers, they are a seemingly simpleminded young man living in the woods who can read the thoughts of others, and an infant with a mind like a supercomputer.
More Than Human #ad - This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources. From the nebula award–winning author of godbody, this is an unforgettable reading experience and a must for anyone who enjoys Ramsey Campbell, and other great works of science fiction, The Dreaming Jewels, Robert Silverberg, or Philip José Farmer.
But are they the next stage in human development or harbingers of the end of civilization? The answer may come when they are joined by Gerry. Moving and suspenseful, lyrical and provocative, including the Grateful Dead and Crosby, and inspired musicians and artists, the novel was one of the first to elevate science fiction into the realm of literature, Stills and Nash.
Some of Your BloodOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - The result is a shocking tale of abuse, violence, and twisted love, a personal history as dark and troubling as any the doctor has ever encountered. One of the horror writers association’s Top 40 Horror Books of All Time—the story of a troubled soldier and his bizarre, violent obsession with vampirism.
Told through letters, transcripts, and case studies, Some of Your Blood is an extraordinary, poignant yet terrifying, genre-defying novel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.
Some of Your Blood #ad - Outerbridge must dig deeper into his psyche. Referred to as george smith in official papers and records, the prisoner comes under the observation of Army psychiatrist Philip Outerbridge, who asks the young man to put his story down on paper. At the height of an unnamed war, a soldier is confined for striking an officer.
Believing the patient to be dangerously psychotic, Dr. And when the truth about the strange case of George Smith is fully revealed, the results will be devastating.
Shatterday: StoriesOpen Road Media #ad - Unflinching and unapologetic, Ellison depicts men and women in all their ugliness and beauty, and humanity in all its fury and glory. Martin. Stories include “introduction: mortal dreads, ” “all the lies that are my life, ” “shoppe keeper, ” “would you do it for a penny?” written in collaboration with haskell barkin, ” “in the fourth year of the war, ” “all the birds come home to roost, ” “django, ” “Count the Clock That Tells the Time, ” “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?, “The Man Who Was Heavily Into Revenge, ” “The Executioner of the Malformed Children, ” “Jeffty Is Five, ” “Opium, ” “Alive and Well on a Friendless Voyage, ” “The Other Eye of Polyphemus, ” “Flop Sweat, ” and “Shatterday.
”. American short-story writers” exposes the darkness of the human heart in these speculative tales of terror and tragedy George R. In these and other thought-provoking stories, legendary author Harlan Ellison dissects the primal fears and inherent frailties common to all people and gives voice to the thoughts and feelings human beings bury deep within their souls.
Shatterday: Stories #ad - A five-year-old boy never ages, living as an immortal in a past that no longer exists while the world encroaches upon his innocence, in the Hugo and Nebula Award–winning “Jeffty Is Five. An alien attack leaves earth on the brink of armageddon, as humans find themselves unable to resist the sexual allure of their invaders in “How’s the Night Life on Cissalda?” In the Nebula Award–nominated “Shatterday” subsequently adapted into the pilot episode of the second Twilight Zone series, a man fights for his life against a relentless enemy who knows his darkest secrets—his own doppelganger.
R. One of the great.
The Man Who Fell to EarthRosettaBooks #ad - The man who fell to earth tells the story of Thomas Jerome Newton, an alien disguised as a human who comes to Earth on a mission to save his people. But instead of the help he seeks, sinking into alcoholism and abandoning his spaceship, he finds only self-destruction, in this poignant story about the human condition by the acclaimed author of Mockingbird.
Beautiful science fiction . . . The story of an extraterrestrial visitor from another planet is designed mainly to say something about life on this one. The new york times “an utterly realistic novel about an alien human on Earth . . . The “beautiful” novel that inspired the film starring David Bowie, from a Nebula Award finalist The New York Times.
The Man Who Fell to Earth #ad - This is one of the finest science fiction novels of its period. J. R. Dunn, author of This Side of Judgment. Realistic enough to become a metaphor for something inside us all, some existential loneliness. Norman spinrad, author of the iron dream “Those who know The Man Who Fell to Earth only from the film version are missing something.
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of LiteratureTachyon Publications #ad - You’ll rally an avian-like alien to become a mascot for a Major League Baseball team. The invaders are here. The invasion of the future has begun. Literary legends including steven Millhauser, Amiri Baraka, Junot Diáz, and Katharine Dunn have attacked the borders of the every day. Like time traveling mad-scientists, they have concocted outrageous creations from the future.
They have seized upon tales of technology gone wrong and mandated that pulp fiction must finally grow up. In these wildly-speculative stories you will discover the company that controls the world from an alley in Greenwich Village. You’ll find nanotechnology that returns memories to the residents of a nursing home.
Invaders: 22 Tales from the Outer Limits of Literature #ad - But did science fiction colonize them first? .
Selected StoriesOpen Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy #ad - In the author’s acclaimed story “The Man Who Lost the Sea, ” a life is reconstructed in bizarre shattered fragments. Wondrous, horrifying, achingly human: The best short stories by “one of the greatest writers of science fiction and fantasy who ever lived” Stephen King. Lyrical, selected stories covers a wide range of human and inhuman emotion and experience, dark fantasy, and always surprising, frequently provocative, deftly traversing the borders between science fiction, often witty, and horror.
In the devastating wake of a nuclear holocaust, an actress performs her swan song before a small audience of survivors. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Theodore Sturgeon including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the University of Kansas’s Kenneth Spencer Research Library and the author’s estate, among other sources.
Selected Stories #ad - In selected stories, thirteen of sturgeon’s very best tales have been gathered into one collection: Here are stories of love and darkness, transcendence and obsession, alien contact and human interaction. One of science fiction’s most beloved trailblazers, Hugo and Nebula–Award winning author Theodore Sturgeon wrote novels and short fiction that inspired and amazed readers and critics alike.
A machine is possessed and intent upon destruction. And in “slow sculpture, ” sturgeon’s award-winning classic, a breast cancer patient surrenders to a healer’s most unorthodox methods. Humankind’s place in the vast cosmos is explored, as is the strange humanity of evil.
Genesis: A NovelMariner Books #ad - Her grueling all-day examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. A thought-provoking tale of the future set on an isolated island fortress: “The ending is an absolute mind-blower” Booklist. A philosophical inquiry of sorts into a favorite and time-tested conundrum: Can a machine achieve consciousness, and if so, what should its relationship with its creators be?” —The Wall Street Journal.
She has studied the stories of the distant twenty-first century very diligently. But anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story. And the academy isn’t what she believes it to be. In this brilliant and suspenseful novel, Anax’s examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions about technology and humanity, artificial intelligence and the nature of consciousness.
Genesis: A Novel #ad - Anax thinks she knows history.