A Touch of Strange



Winner Of Both Hugo And Nebula Awards, Theodore Sturgeon Has Established His Reputation As One Of The Most Original And Provocative Of SF Writers Here Are Nine Masterpieces Of Imagination From The Period Of His Finest Creativity Included Are The Pod In The Barrier , The Other Celia , Affair With A Green Monkey , The Touch Of Your Hand , And The Name Of Theodore Sturgeon Is A Magic Word In The Field Of Science Fiction And Fantasy And A TOUCH OF STRANGE Is One Of His Most Unforgettable Collections From Back Cover.A Touch of Strange

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  • Paperback
  • 255 pages
  • A Touch of Strange
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • English
  • 19 August 2017
  • 0879973730

10 thoughts on “A Touch of Strange

  1. says:

    I read this collection over fifty years ago andThe Other Celiahas stayed in my mind all these years What a concept absolutely unforgettable.

  2. says:

    Recently I was lucky enough to find a handful of vintage Theodore Sturgeon collections at a used bookstore near my house It s taken me some years and wisdom to appreciate Sturgeon s craft at creating a story, but I ve finally come around This collection contains seven stories, all from the 1950 s Standouts, for me, are Mr Costellor, Hero about the poli...

  3. says:

    I was once told that one of the secrets to good writing is for a writer to give you all the details you need to know to understand why characters take the actions they do Theodore Sturgeon is very meticulous in this way and I enjoyed most of these...

  4. says:

    I enjoyed this Sturgeon collection very much, cover to coveror less Of the seven short stories contained within, I like six of them VERY much I was especially wowed by Mr Costello, Hero, The Touch of Your Hand, and The Other Celia but even the less than superb in my estimation stories in this book are full of charm and insight While none of the stories in A Touch of Strange are as humorous as Derm Fool or as full of pathos as Die, Maestro, Die from two other collect I enjoyed this Sturgeon collection very much, cover to coveror less Of the seven short stories contained within, I like six of them VERY much I was especially wowed by Mr Costello, Hero, The Touch of Your Hand, and The Other Celia but even the less than superb in my estimation stories in this book are full of charm and insight While none of the stories in A Touch of Strange are as humorous as Derm Fool or as full of pathos as Die, Maestro, Die from two other collections , the author s trademark humor irony, esp is often at work, and the plight of various characters is genuinely moving even surprisingly so.Only It Opens the Sky failed to keep me riveted and I m not sure why one description in the story, concerning the properties of a dangerous drug, actually seemed a bit amateurish or silly, to me a very rare experience in reading this author And still, there was much in the story that I found at...

  5. says:

    Reading A Touch of Strange, I can see why Bradbury and Vonnegut looked up to Sturgeon His stories are wonderfully original The characters in A Touch of Strange have contact with mythological beings, then the story takes a turn back to the ordinary, and knocks our socks off Sturgeon was fascinated with morality and amorality he uses Angel Policemen to deal with this theme in It Opens Up the Sky Affair With a Green Monkey would have been a shining addition to The Fiend, Playboy s Magazi Reading A Touch of Strange, I can see why Bradbury and Vonnegut looked up to Sturgeon His stories are wonderfully original The characters in A Touch of Strange have contact with mythological beings, then the story takes a turn back to the ordinary, and knocks our socks off Sturgeon was fascinated with morality and amorality he uses Angel Policemen to deal with this theme in It Opens Up the Sky Affair With a Green Monkey would have been a shining addition to The Fiend, Playboy s Magazine s ...

  6. says:

    A Touch of Strange is a collection of 9 short stories by Theodore Sturgeon This is my first attempt at reading Sturgeon s unique brand of science fiction It did take me a bit to get used to his writing style, but as I read through the stories, I enjoyed themandSome had nice positive endings, some somewhat confusing endings and The Girl Had Guts was quite scary, reminding me a bit of Aliens The title story, A Touch of Strange was just as the title states, strange This book was or A Touch of Strange is a collection of 9 short stories by Theodore Sturgeon This is my first attempt at reading Sturgeon s unique brand of science fiction It did take me a bit to get used to his writing style, but as I read through the stories, I enjoyed themandSome had nice positive endings, some somewhat confusing endings and The Girl Had Guts was quite scary, reminding me a bit of Aliens The title story, A Touch of Strange was just as the title states, strange This book was originally published in 195...

  7. says:

    Here s a photo of Theodore Sturgeon and friend , one of the Grand Masters of Sci Fi according to my mind, anyway His imagination was prodigious, but he did center his stories around people instead of special effects like alien worlds or space travel He has dozens is seems of anthologies out just devoted to his short stories A Touch of Strange is not one of his best, but still good enough for someone wanting to read sci fi or just creepy stories in general.This collection is bookended b Here s a photo of Theodore Sturgeon and friend , one of the Grand Masters of Sci Fi according to my mind, anyway His imagination was prodigious, but he did center his stories around people instead of special effects like alien worlds or space travel He has dozens is seems of anthologies out just devoted to his short stories A Touch of Strange is not one of his best, but still good enough for someone wanting to read sci fi or just creepy stories in general.This collection is bookended by the best stories, including The Girl Had Guts which is not what it sounds like and IS what it sounds like all at once Although I am in no way as good a writer as Sturgeon, this was the story of his that I most wished I had written.The stories i...

  8. says:

    This is my first exposure to the wonderful phantasmagoria of Theodore Sturgeon and it most certainly won t be my last In fact, as son as I finished reading it I ordered a copy of E Pluribus Unicorn I don t think it s an exaggeration to state that Mr Sturgeon is one of the finest practitioners of fantastic fiction he has the ability to captivate you immediately by dint of his agile, beautiful prose, and then take you on a truly magical etheric exodus to worlds of meta mystic strangeness Th This is my first exposure to the wonderful phantasmagoria of Theodore Sturgeon and it most certainly won t be my last In fact, as son as I finished reading it I ordered a copy of E Pluribus Unicorn I don t think it s an exaggeration to state that Mr Sturgeon is one of the finest practitioners of fantastic fiction he has the ability to captivate you immediately by dint of his agile, beautiful prose, and then take you on a ...

  9. says:

    Two anti homophobic stories, Affair With a Green Monkey and The Other Celia the latter is aelegant narrative but the former s stance is explicit and muchradical , and the marvelously gross The Girl Had Guts pairs nicely with the similarly unpretentious pulp gem Killdozer , are unforgettable The other six offerings suffer, usually from that unique combination of clumsy morals It Opens The Sky and or purple prose The Touch of Your Hand that marks many of Sturgeon s Two anti homophobic stories, Affair With a Green Monkey and The Other Celia the latter is aelegant narrative but the former s stance is explicit and muchradical , and the marvelously gross The Girl Had Guts pairs nicely with the similarly unpretentious pulp gem Killdozer , are unforgettable The other six offerings suffer, usually from that unique combination of clumsy morals It Opens Th...

  10. says:

    What can I say I m a sucker for Sturgeon Some of his stories can seem and are a bit corny at first and from this vantage point, and yet there is a touch of strange that lingers with the reader long after the details are forgotten an opening to the...

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