What Are the Best Theodore Sturgeon Short Stories?

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I personally have only read "Bianca's Hands", "The Professor's Teddy Bear", "The Other Celia", and "The Bones." Which are your favorites of his, and what should I read if I want to read something quintessential to his style?
 

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Don't remember what it's about but I probably enjoyed "Thunder And Roses" more than anything else I've read by Sturgeon though admittedly I haven't read all that much by him. "Killdozer" is pretty good also.
 

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I haven't read a lot of Sturgeon, but besides some of the ones already mentioned, I enjoyed "Microscopic God" (which feels like a precursor of one of George R. R. Martin's most well-known stories), "It" and "Slow Sculpture."
 

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Thunder and Roses
When You're Smiling
Saucer of Loneliness (stunning)
Slow Sculpture
Mewhu's Jet
Mr Costello, Hero

I'd go for Saucer of Loneliness.
 

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Why don't you buy the complete thirteen volume set of his short stories then you can see for your self!
Ah the joys of Amazon, what a wondrous age we live in!
 

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I really like "How to Kill Aunty". As you've read "The Professor's Teddybear", you can probably take "The Girl Had Guts", which is pretty horrifying as well. Note it's a novella, or near-enough.
 

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It Read this one years ago in Alfred Hitchcock anthology. It was written in 1940 . Its a Horror story and a very good one .
 

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Killdozer The story was quite good . The 1974 film adaptation , not so good,
 
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This is not an opinion, but a fact: "The Man Who Lost the Sea" is strongly in the running for the best science fiction short story of the twentieth century.

Others:

Thunder and Roses
The Golden Helix
Mr. Costello, Hero
Bianca’s Hands
The Skills of Xanadu
Killdozer!
Bright Segment
The Sex Opposite
[The Widget], [The Wadget], and Boff
It
A Way of Thinking
Slow Sculpture
Microcosmic God
A Saucer of Loneliness
… and my fear is great …
The Ultimate Egoist
The World Well Lost
And Now the News …
Affair with a Green Monkey
The Other Celia
Hurricane Trio
Maturity
That Low
Bulkhead
Derm Fool
The Touch of Your Hand
Talent
The Hurkle Is a Happy Beast
Why Dolphins Don’t Bite
The Professor’s Teddy Bear
Vengeance Is
The Graveyard Reader
The Pod in the Barrier
When You’re Smiling
The Silken-Swift
Occam’s Scalpel
 

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