By Theodore Sturgeon
Kurt Vonnegut cites Theodore Sturgeon because the proposal for his personality Kilgore Trout. This quantity comprises 12 tales from 1953, thought of Sturgeon's golden period. between them are such favorites because the name tale, "The Silken-Swift," "A method of Thinking," "The darkish Room," "The Clinic," and "The international good Lost," a narrative very prior to its time in advocating homosexual rights.
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