The Man Who Lost the Sea

The Man Who Lost the Sea

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By the winner of the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Life Achievement Awards, this latest volume finds Theodore Sturgeon in fine form as he gains recognition for the first time as a literary short story writer. Written between 1957 and 1960, when Sturgeon and his family lived in both America and Grenada, finally settling in Woodstock, New York, these stories reflect his increasing preference for psychology over ray guns. Stories such as qThe Man Who Told Lies, q qA Touch of Strange, q and qIt Opens the Skyq show influences as diverse as William Faulkner and John Dos Passos. Always in touch with the zeitgeist, Sturgeon takes on the Russian Sputnik launches of 1957 with qThe Man Who Lost the Sea, q switching the scene to Mars and injecting his trademark mordancy and vivid wordplay into the proceedings. These mature stories also don't stint on the scares, as qThe Graveyard Readerq-one of Boris Karloff's favorite stories-shows. Acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem's foreword neatly summarizes Sturgeon's considerable achievement here.Apparently they never encountered the kind of deathtrap the Angels use, or they might well have designed one like this.a€ a€œWhat do they do?a€ a€œPut a certain randomness in the frequency of the flickerfield, when it approaches a Proscribed area. Just as a ... a€œIa#39;ve got a whole cosmos full of bad trouble here in my hand, a€ he said steadily. a€œYou have every rotten ... Slip through the field, locate Donald, tell him whata#39;s happened, and see that his coil is replaced with this other one. Then off heanbsp;...

Title:The Man Who Lost the Sea
Author: Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-10-02

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