Theodore Sturgeon – BRAIN PLUCKER http://www.brainplucker.com THE WONDER PUBLISHING GROUP BLOG Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:00:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Releases – Lawrence Block, Theodore Sturgeon, Ross Macdonald http://www.brainplucker.com/new-releases-lawrence-block-theodore-sturgeon-ross-macdonald/ Wed, 19 May 2010 17:29:01 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=1332 Very nice selection of releases from Wonder Publishing Group for this week. Check them out.

Death Pulls A Doublecross by Lawrence Block

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Death Pulls a Doublecross by Lawrence Block

Death Pulls a Doublecross by Lawrence Block

She was a beautiful girl with a talent for two-timing: she led two lives, tormented two men–but the one thing she couldn’t doublecross was murder! I’m Ed London, PH. D.–PHILANDERER IN DANGER Nailing killers is my racket But hiding their victims’ corpses, from the law? Better conjure up Houdini, buddy, I’m not the man you want. That’s what I should have sai. But I’ve got a heart as big as a bawdy house. When I saw my sister’s marriage going up in smoke because her husband’s extramarital flame got murdered, I decided to stick my neck out and plant the body so it couldn’t be traced to him. That’s when the fur began to fly–and so, in fact, did the bullets. First the girl had been leading a double life. Second, she had pulled a neat little doublecross that left me holding the bag–a bag with the keys to a priceless fortune and up for grabs to every hood in town. Also published under the title Coward’s Kiss.

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Beware the Fury by Theodore Sturgeon

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Beware the Fury by Theodore Sturgeon

Beware the Fury by Theodore Sturgeon

Meet Wolf Reger–traitor. Compared to him Benedict Arnold was a national hero and Judas Iscariot a paragon of virtue. At least that’s the way it showed in the Major’s notes?. But traitors aren’t born that way. Something has to happen to them long before they turn against society. That’s why, when you dig deep enough, you may find that the word traitor can be one hell of a misnomer!

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Midnight Blue by Ross Macdonald

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Midnight Blue

Midnight Blue by Ross Macdonald

Lew Archer was out for a little target practice. Just a deserted old estate in the canyon where Archer could get away from the Hollywood rat race and sharpen his shooting skills down in the meadow. But he found two things there he wasn’t expecting. One was a crazy old vagrant that had set up in dilapidated gatehouse. And two was a glittering red object on the ground. It was a red enameled fingernail that just happens to still be attached to its owner. A young blonde who was strangled, buried and very much dead. Now Lew Archer’s chance to get away from it all, just got away. And the wild old vagrant has decided to runaway too!

 

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New Releases- Theodore Sturgeon and Swamp Babe http://www.brainplucker.com/new-releases-theodore-sturgeon-and-swamp-babe/ Sat, 10 Oct 2009 18:07:03 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=515 Two new ebook releases from Wonder Publishing Group.
Fantasy Classics by Theodore Sturgeon

Fantasy Classics by Theodore Sturgeon

Two stories by Theodore Sturgeon that were first published in Weird Tales and Amazing Stories in the 40s.

Blabbermouth & Abreaction by Theodore Sturgeon

Eddie Gretchen meets Maria Undergaard. They fall madly in love with each other and get married. But like any decent fairy tale, there is a wicked witch, yet who would have thought that the princess herself and witch would be one and the same? Eddie is frustrated. How can he successfully parade his beautiful wife if she turns out to be an ugly monster at parties. Could there still be a happy ending for them both?


Best book title ever :)

Best book title ever :)

Swamp Babe by Paul Faherty

Wild and beautiful–she was as deadly as the untamed swamp that had spawned her. Sylla was young in years. But what she had stacked into those tender years was there for all to see–the fullness of the breasts that strained against the faded shirt–the skin-tight jeans that clung to her firm young thighs–the tempting deliberateness of her walk. She spread desire like a fever among the rough, reckless, hard-drinking fishermen of the Florida Keys. They couldn’t keep their eyes off her–or their hands–And it drove one man to murder!

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Theodore Sturgeon Classic SF read by Spider Robinson http://www.brainplucker.com/theodore-sturgeon-classic-sf-read-by-spider-robinson/ Sun, 30 Aug 2009 20:41:53 +0000 http://www.brainplucker.com/?p=342 Galaxy Magazine Interior Art - Febuary 1953

Galaxy Magazine Interior Art - Febuary 1953

Not only is Spider Robinson an excellent writer, he’s also an excellent reader. He’s done professional audiobooks for Blackstone Audio. I’ve listened to a number of them, and he’s really good (Stardance is excellent!). He’s also reads some awesome stories for his podcast, Spider on the Web.

On his lastest podcast he reads a classic story by Theodore Sturgeon, A Saucer Of Loneliness, as well as a Sturgeon title I’m not familiar with called Suicide.

Theodore Sturgeon is best know for his excellent novel More Than Human. Stylistically, he is arguable the best SF writer of the Golden Age. In fact, I’d readily accept that argument.

The great old time radio show X Minus 1 also did a dramatization of A Saucer of Loneliness. [

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Spider Robinson also reads Sturgeon’s Slow Sculpture in a previous podcast episode. [

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Spider also plays a lot of music on the podcast. His tastes have some overlap with my own, and I like most of it. Plus, he’s budds with David Crosby which is way, way cool!

(via SFFaudio.com)

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