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TO VALERIA LAUBE S HOME IN ILLINOIS FLEW TO Valeria Laube s home in Illinois flew to to visit family then returned to stay with Roy Laube in East Rogers Park Chicago while ooking for an apartmentFinding an apartment took about an hour of the two of us walking about ooking into a couple of buildings with an hour of the two of us walking about ooking into a couple of buildings with for rent signs picking the first that fit the projected budget of 150 per month Boy what a mistake that was The building on the corner of Ashland and Morse was okay but the immediate neighborhood was sordid Sure there was the No Exit Cafe within three blocks and a Jewel only two blocks away but Morse Ave had been allowed to decay and my corner was a mile or so from the Loyola University campus where all the action at that time was Besides except for Roy I had fallen out of contact with my old high school friends having been iving on with my old high school friends having been iving on east coast for four years and away to school for nine Ah it was a A World on Fire lonely time a time before computers and the internet a time even before VCRs besides I had no television no tape player no phonograph just aousy clock radio and booksYes books My major improvement to the apartment was to install bookshelves not an easy task as the walls were cinderblock but ead plugs did the job And fortunately as it too. Take Care of Joey 1971 • story Crate 1970 • story The Girl Who Knew What They Meant 1970 • storyJorry's Gap 1968 • story It Was Nothing Really 196.
Theodore Sturgeon Å 9 SummaryK a few weeks to find a first job there was a junk store on my very block a junk store that had used paperbacks for under a dollar That is where I picked up Sturgeon Is Alive and Well a rather safe bet as Sturgeon is a rather dependable writer Wish I could find classic sci fi writers that I ike that write ike Sturgeon Imagine this the majority of his stories are genre sci fi but it features believable and interesting characters This short story collection has some really great interesting characters This short story collection has some really great and in retrospect I don t think any of them are genre stories The only story I really didn t ike was the first one To Here and the Easel Two stories are tied for
My Favorite It S You And Takefavorite It s You and Take of Joey If you want to read some beautifully written short stories this is a wonderful collection 35 stars really Some
"Great Stuff Here Amidst Some Misfires That Show Their Agebut "stuff here amidst some misfires that show their agebut have to give it to Sturgeon for such a uniue voice and some of the sentences I had to go back and read again as they are so unexpected felt 100 ways to Fight the Flab - and still have wine and chocolate like jazz improvisations and always trying new things and never forgetting the humans involved in whatever scenario he has fashioned for them Mostly pretentious andor self indulgent Some not even SF Interestingittle introduction that explains justifies 9 • story Brownshoes 1969 • story aka The Man Who Learned LovingUncle Fremmis 1970 • story The Patterns of Dorne 1970 • story Suicide 1970 • sto. ,
This is an excellent collection of science fiction and other short stories by an under appreciated writer The title Another collection of short stories that you would imagine are going to be science fiction But only about three I would consider to be in the sci fi category A few are just odd stories Good stories But if you are ooking for space exploration androids aliens planets etc You will be disappointed The topics were heavy for short stories but the stories were wonderful Please please pick up something by Sturgeon if you haven t yet and here s a very good place to start Samples of his work from many eras of his writing ife Includes my personalwinner for best of Sturgeon the novelette or short story Slow Sculpture Excellent horror stories in here alsoMan can write a clumsy word especially when he s in his 20s but can t see that he wrote a bad wordThannasset A collection of good short stories as always some are better than others Slow Sculpture alone is worth picking up *The Book For People Thirsting * book for People thirsting science fiction will be disappointed only about half the book is science fiction or fantasy and of those onl This book changed my ife Short stories that put us in touch with our own humanity and the humanity changed my ife Short stories that put us in touch with our own humanity and the humanity others Graduating from semi. Eleven stories first published 1954 71Foreword 1971 • essayTo Here the Easel 1954 • novella Slow Sculpture 1970 • novelette It's You 1970 • story. ,