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Publication Order of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon Books

The Ultimate Egoist (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Microcosmic God (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killdozer! (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder and Roses (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Host (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Baby is Three (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Saucer of Loneliness (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bright Segment (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Now the News (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Lost the Sea (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nail and the Oracle (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slow Sculpture (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Case and the Dreamer (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Synthetic Man / The Dreaming Jewels (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Human (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I, Libertine (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King and Four Queens (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Venus Plus X (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Some Of Your Blood (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rare Breed (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stars Are the Styx (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Godbody (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Rose for Ecclesiastes (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blabbermouth and Abreaction (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware the Fury (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Foot and the Grave (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Without Sorcery (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
E Pluribus Unicorn (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caviar (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Way Home (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Touch of Strange (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cosmic Rape (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Touch of Sturgeon (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Marry Medusa (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens 4 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Without Sorcery (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sturgeon in Orbit (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joyous Invasions (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starshine (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sturgeon is Alive and Well (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Worlds of Theodore Sturgeon (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Here and the Easel (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Case and the Dreamer and Other Stories (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Maturity (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Helix (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Soviet Science Fiction (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visions and Venturers (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alien Cargo (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Selected Stories (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nebula Awards Books

Nebula Awards 1 (By: Damon Knight) (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 3 (By: Roger Zelazny) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 4 (By: Karen Anderson) (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 5 (By: Alexei Panshin) (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 22 (By: George Zebrowski) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 29 (By: Terry Bisson) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 30 (By: Pamela Sargent) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards31 (By: Pamela Sargent) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 34 (2000) (By: Gregory Benford) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 36 (2002) (By: Kim Stanley Robinson,Terry Bisson) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 39 (2005) (By: Ruth Berman) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 43 (2009) (By: Ellen Datlow) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 46 (2012) (By: John Kessel) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 51 (2017) (By: Julie E. Czerneda) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 53 (2019) (By: Kim Stanley Robinson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Star Trek Fotonovel Books

The City on the Edge of Forever (By: Harlan Ellison) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trouble with Tribbles (By: David Gerrold) (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Our Yesterdays (By: Jean Lissette Aroeste) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Taste of Armageddon (By: Robert Hamner,Gene L. Coon) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Metamorphosis (By: Gene L. Coon) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Galileo 7 (By: Oliver Crawford,S. Bar-David) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Piece of the Action (By: Gene L. Coon,David P. Harmon) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dove (By: Jerome Bixby) (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amok Time (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (By: Alan Dean Foster,Richard J. Anobile) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (By: Richard J. Anobile) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Star Trek: TOS (Numbered) Books

The Prometheus Design (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Abode of Life (By: Lee Correy) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Fire (By: Sonni Cooper) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triangle (By: Sondra Marshak,Myrna Culbreath) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of the Romulans (By: M.S. Murdock) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wounded Sky (By: Diane Duane) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Corona (By: Greg Bear) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rihannsu #01: My Enemy, My Ally (By: Diane Duane,Peter Morwood) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tears of the Singers (By: Melinda M. Snodgrass) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vulcan Academy Murders (By: Jean Lorrah) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Uhura's Song (By: Janet Kagan) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Lord (By: Laurence Yep) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ishmael (By: Barbara Hambly) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Time (By: Della Van Hise) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pawns and Symbols (By: Majliss Larson) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chain of Attack (By: Gene DeWeese) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodthirst (By: J.M. Dillard) (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The IDIC Epidemic (By: Jean Lorrah) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three-Minute Universe (By: Barbara Paul) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vulcan's Glory (By: D.C. Fontana) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Is the Hunter (By: Dana Kramer-Rolls) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost-Walker (By: Barbara Hambly) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Flag Full of Stars (By: Brad Ferguson,Dave Stern) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Renegade (By: Gene DeWeese,Dave Stern) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prime Directive (By: Garfield Reeves-Stevens,Judith Reeves-Stevens) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Probe (By: Margaret Wander Bonanno,Dave Stern) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rift (By: Peter David) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Trap (By: L.A. Graf) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary (By: John Vornholt) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Count (By: L.A. Graf) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shell Game (By: Melissa Crandall) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Starship Trap (By: Mel Gilden) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From the Depths (By: Victor Milán) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Starship Race (By: Diane Carey) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Patrian Transgression (By: Simon Hawke) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossroad (By: Barbara Hambly) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recovery (By: J.M. Dillard) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fearful Summons (By: Denny Martin Flinn) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Frontier (By: Diane Carey) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Captain's Daughter (By: Peter David) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight's End (By: Jerry Oltion) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rings of Tautee (By: Dean Wesley Smith) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joy Machine (With: James Edwin Gunn) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mudd in Your Eye (By: Jerry Oltion) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind Meld (By: John Vornholt) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assignment: Eternity (By: Greg Cox) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vulcan's Heart (By: Josepha Sherman) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Universe (By: Pamela Sargent) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Name of Honor (By: Dayton Ward) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ex Machina (By: Christopher L. Bennett) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Disinherited (By: Peter David,Robert Greenberger,Michael Jan Friedman) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children of Kings (By: Dave Stern) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cast No Shadow (By: James Swallow,Dayton Ward) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Allegiance in Exile (By: David R. George III) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Schmidt Analog Anthologies Books

with Frank Herbert, Robert Silverberg, Robert A. Heinlein, Hal Clement, C.L. Moore
Analog's Golden Anniversary Anthology (By: Fredric Brown) (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog's Lighter Side (By: ) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog's Children Of The Future (By: ) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War and Peace (By: ) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens from Analog (By: Fredric Brown) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog Writers Choice (By: ) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
From Mind to Mind (By: ) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Man-Kzin Wars Books

with Larry Niven, Robert A. Heinlein, S.M. Stirling, Spider Robinson, Jerry Pournelle, Dean Ing, Robert Sheckley, Gregory Benford, Anthony Boucher, William Goldman, Paul Chafe, Jim Baen, Mark O. Martin, Matthew Harrington
The Man-Kzin Wars (By: Larry Niven) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars II (By: Larry Niven,S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars III (By: Larry Niven) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars IV (By: S.M. Stirling) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Children's Hour (By: S.M. Stirling,Jerry Pournelle) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars V (By: Jerry Pournelle) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars VI (By: Gregory Benford,Mark O. Martin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars VII (By: Larry Niven,Gregory Benford,Paul Chafe) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Darker Geometry (By: Gregory Benford) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of All Possible Wars (By: S.M. Stirling,Robert Sheckley) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars VIII: Choosing Names (By: Larry Niven) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars IX (By: Jim Baen) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of the Kzinti (By: Jerry Pournelle) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars X: The Wunder War (By: Larry Niven) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XI (By: Matthew Harrington) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny's Forge (By: Paul Chafe) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XII (By: Larry Niven) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XIII (By: Larry Niven) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XIV (By: Larry Niven) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Planet (By: Larry Niven) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man-Kzin Wars XV (By: Larry Niven) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Invasion From Mars:Interplanetary Stories(1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fantastic, Fall 1952(1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
6 Great Short Novels of Science Fiction(1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghoul Keepers(1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Short Science Fiction Tales(1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1963(1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Connoisseur's Science Fiction(1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum: Twelve Shuddery Stories for Daring Young Readers(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Microcosmic God(1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Visions 3(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amazing Stories, Vol. 41, No. 4(1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Demon Lovers and Strange Seductions(1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction Nineteenth Series(1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Young Demons(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Award 6(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nebula Awards 7(1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology(1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow...(1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read With the Door Locked - Book 2(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antigrav(1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis 1(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alpha 8(1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rod Serling's Other Worlds(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis Volume 2(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chrysalis 3(1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Astounding(1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of All Possible Worlds(1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Laughing Space: An Anthology of Science Fiction Humor(1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Fantasy(1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Analog: Writers' Choice Volume II(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourth Planet from the Sun(1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Great Tales of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battlefields Beyond Tomorrow(1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Monster Book of Monsters(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy All-Time Greats(1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hot Blood Tales of Erotic Horror(1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horror Hall of Fame(1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
UFOs(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World Turned Upside Down(2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Space No One Can Hear You Scream(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time Traveler's Almanac(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Science Fiction Gems, Volume Twelve(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Space Pioneers(2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Theodore Sturgeon
Theodore Sturgeon was born February 26, 1918 in Staten Island, New York. He was born Edward Hamilton Waldo in New York City, later adopting his stepdad’s last name and took on another first name.

He went to sea for three years, and started publishing science fiction in the year 1939 yet stopped producing it after just a few years and went abroad. In 1946 he started writing again and, during the next fifteen years, produced all of the work that he is famous for. Theodore is one of science fiction’s best writers.

Theodore held a wide range of jobs during his lifetime. While still an adolescent, he wanted to be a circus acrobat, however a bout of rheumatic fever prevented him from ever pursuing this dream. From the age of seventeen (in 1935) to 1938, he was a sailor in the merchant marines, elements of which made their way into many of his stories.

He went door to door selling refrigerators. From 1940 to 1941, he managed a hotel in Jamaica, and even worked in several infrastructure jobs (he operated a gas station and a truck lubrication center, and worked at a drydock and construction jobs, driving a bulldozer in Puerto Rico) for the US Army during the early war years.

By 1944, he was an advertising copywriter. Along with television and freelance fiction writing, he opened his own literary agency in New York City, which was later transferred to Scott Meredith. He worked for Fortune magazine as well as other Time Inc. properties on circulation, and also edited a wide variety of publications. He had somewhat irregular output, since he frequently suffered from writer’s block.

The McClure Syndicate bought his first story, and would buy many of his early work. Initially, he wrote primarily short stories, mainly for genre magazines such as Unknown and Astounding, yet also for general interest publications as well like Argosy Magazine. He used the pen name “E. Waldo Hunter” when two of his stories were published in the same Astounding issue. A few of his early stories were signed “Theodore H. Sturgeon”.

Theodore is considered one of the godfathers of contemporary science fiction and dark fantasy.

He also wrote for television and holds in his credits two episodes of the original 1960s “Star Trek” series, for which he created the Vulcan mating ritual and the expression “Live long and prosper”. He’s also credited as being Kurt Vonnegut’s inspiration for his recurring Kilgore Trout character.

He has received the Nebula, the International Fantasy Award, and the Hugo Award. “More Than Human” won the International Fantasy Award for the year 1954. And in the year 2000, he was posthumously honored with a World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

Two of his stories were adapted for “The New Twilight Zone”. “A Saucer of Loneliness”, which aired in 1986, was dedicated to his memory. While another, “Yesterday was Monday”, was the inspiration for the episode “A Matter of Minutes”. “Killdozer!” was the inspiration for a made-for-TV-movie of the same name, Marvel comic, and an alt-rock group of the same name, along with becoming the colloquial term for Marvin Heemeyer’s 2004 bulldozer rage incident.

Even though he continued writing through 1983, his work rate dipped noticeably during the later years of his life. He lived for several years in Springfield, Oregon. He died of lung fibrosis on May 8, 1985 at Sacred Heart General Hospital in the neighboring town of Eugene.

Theodore was a member of the all-male literary banqueting club the Trap Door Spiders, which served as the basis of Isaac Asimov’s fictional group of mystery solvers, known as the Black Widowers.

He was married three times, had two different long term committed relationships outside of marriage, divorced one time, and fathered a grand total of seven kids. Dorothe Fillingame, his first wife that he married in 1940 and divorced in 1945, and with whom he had two daughters: Cynthia and Patricia. He was married to Mary Mair, a singer, from 1949 until an annulment in 1951. he married Marion McGahan in 1953 with whom he had Robin and Timothy (son) and Noel and Tandy (daughters).

“The Dreaming Jewels” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 1950. A desperate boy escapes from his abusive home by joining a carnival and gets pulled into a dark conspiracy.

Little Horton “Horty” Bluett is just eight years old, yet still knows a lifetime of sadness. Abused and tormented by his adoptive family, he has had enough. And with this beloved and broken toy that he calls “Junky” as his only companion, the desperate young boy runs off to join a carnival. While there, among the fire-eaters, sideshow freaks, fortune tellers, and assorted “odd people”, he hopes to find some acceptance and a real home, at long last.

However Pierre “Maneater” Montere’s traveling show isn’t any ordinary slice of entertainment, and its performers are nothing like they appear. The Maneater, who is a disgraced doctor, has got some sinister plans for the world which go way beyond merely fleecing unsuspecting rubes and the other easy marks. It’s a horrible and dark scheme which requires unleashing all of the extraterrestrial power of the dreaming jewels, and the unwitting aid from a young boy that might be much more remarkable than he has ever imagined.

“More Than Human” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 1952.
One powerful entity, and sex misfits.

Individually, they’re a seemingly simpleminded young man that lives in the wood able to read the thoughts of others, twin girls barely able to speak yet able to teleport across huge distances, one runaway girl with telekinetic powers, and one infant with a mind like a supercomputer. Together, they’re the Gestalt: a single extraordinary being made up of remarkable parts, although one vital piece could be missing.

However are they really the next stage in human development or actually harbingers of civilization’s end? The answer could come when they’re joined by Gerry. He is powerfully telepathic, yet lacks a moral compass, and his hatred of the world which has rejected him might prove catastrophic.

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