Publisher's Weekly
When Sturgeon died, in May of last year, he left behind an ouevre that included some of the best stories and novels in the science fiction genre. His later work was weak, however, and this last novel demonstrates the author at both his best and worst. The plot is skimpy, the characterizations virtually nonexistent, but this short novel is written with an energy and conviction that make it absorbing. The story concerns a Christlike being named Godbody who suddenly appears in a small town with a message of loveas sacred, life-affirming, the salvation of the individual and the worldwhich he is able to communicate merely by touching a person. Inevitably, his message is too threatening, and he is murdered, but not before he has opened the minds and hearts of several people, who will now go off to live a new, revolutionary life. Even as he unfolds his story in expert fashion, Sturgeon is able to express his passion, and the book is capable of moving the reader. Robert Heinlein has contributed a foreword and Stephen Donaldson an afterword, and both have interesting, perceptive things to say about Sturgeon. Paperback rights to NAL; Science Fiction Book Club alternate.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Theodore Sturgeon's Godbody

Hardback Editions

April 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Godbody
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-917657-61-6 / 978-0-917657-61-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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April 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Godbody, Limited Edition
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-917657-79-9 / 978-0-917657-79-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Donald I. Fine, Inc.
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Paperback Editions

February 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Godbody (Signet)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-451-16304-4 / 978-0-451-16304-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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February 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Godbody (Signet)
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
ISBN: 0-451-14702-2 / 978-0-451-14702-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Godbody
Author(s): Theodore Sturgeon
Publisher: Gateway
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