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Case and the Dreamer

(1974)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
James Blish called him the 'finest conscious artist science fiction ever produced.' Kurt Vonnegut based the famous character Kilgore Trout on him. And such luminaries as Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, and Octavia Butler have hailed him as a mentor. Theodore Sturgeon was both a popular favorite and a writer's writer, carving out a singular place in the literary landscape based on his masterful wordplay, conceptual daring, and narrative drive. Sturgeon's sardonic sensibility and his skill at interweaving important social issues such as sex - including gay themes - and war into his stories are evident in all of his work, regardless of genre.

Case and the Dreamer displays Sturgeon's gifts at their peak. The book brings together his last stories, written between 1972 and 1983. They include 'The Country of Afterward,' a sexually explicit story Sturgeon had been unable to write earlier in his career, and the title story, about an encounter with a transpatial being that is also a meditation on love. Several previously unpublished stories are included, as well as his final one, 'Grizzly,' a poignant take on the lung disease that killed him two years later. Noted critic and anthologist Paul Williams contextualizes Sturgeon as both man and artist in an illuminating afterword, and the book includes an index to the stories in all thirteen volumes.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Case and the Dreamer: Volume XIII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 1-55643-934-2 / 978-1-55643-934-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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Paperback Editions

September 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Case and the Dreamer
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-451-07933-7 / 978-0-451-07933-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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1974 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Case and the Dreamer (Pan science fiction)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-330-24884-7 / 978-0-330-24884-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Case and the Dreamer
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-451-06074-1 / 978-0-451-06074-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Case and the Dreamer (The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon Book 13)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Gateway
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April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Case and the Dreamer: Volume XIII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
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