Kurt Vonnegut cites Theodore Sturgeon as the inspiration for his character Kilgore Trout. This volume includes 12 stories from , considered Sturgeon’s. by Theodore Sturgeon If she’s dead, I thought, I’ll never find her in this white flood of moonlight on the white sea, with the surf seething in and. X Minus One aired Theodore Sturgeon’s “A Saucer of Loneliness” on January 9, It appeared originally in the February issue of.

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A Saucer of Loneliness

Kornbluth His stories leave a lasting impression on the psyche. Always when she is on such dates, she and her date are followed. And yet, her messages have reached someone, a person intelligent enough to study to ocean currents and prevailing winds, and thereby to discover their point of origin.

Lonelness Bester A writer who never fails to surprise and energize. Frequently she meets nice-seeming men who would court her, but they always end up showing their true cards by asking her about what the saucer told her. Please edit the sturgeoh to focus on discussing the work rather than merely reiterating the plot. The Twilight Zone episodes. Classes of Short Fiction Flash Story: Even though she is plain and awkward, men ask her out in dates, but only to find out what the saucer said.

The message in the bottles is a poem about loneliness. And the meaning of the saucer has become clear: Retrieved from ” https: She enjoys walking on the beach but is very lonely.


It communicates with her telepathically and she passes out. Soon, Margaret’s mother throws her out of the house so she goes to stay at a hotel and, later, when Margaret takes a stroll on the crowded boardwalk, she is approached by a woman who thinks that Jesus spoke to her through the sauccer.

As it descends theodorr the atmosphere, it hovers around as if it were looking for someone and begins to follow Margaret.

Subsequently, she tells him her story: The grace she receives is the visitation of a small flying saucer, which out of the many visitors milling about the park, chooses her over whom to hover and shine. For instance, the loneliness of the woman is lonelindss from the beginning of the episode, as opposed to the gradual reveal in the short story. In her lonliness and isolation, she takes to throwing messages in bottles out into the ocean.

Finally, she was released. Kornbluth He knew the future all too well.

Henry Kuttner, He died young, but his career of published writing still spanned twenty-two years. The Receiver Nan Martin: Monday, March 15, Review: Leiber’s Perfect Stirgeon Story of Speculative Fiction First Appeared within the Covers of This Issue What a wonder that a person off the street could find such mind-bestirring literature within a magazine among the periodical racks of some newstand or drugstore!

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He spots her in the ocean and plunges in to save her. The episode differs from the short story it was adapted from due to requirements for storytelling on television. While recovering, a small crowd gathers around her.

Good Short Fiction to Read: Review: “A Saucer of Loneliness” by Theodore Sturgeon

This article has multiple issues. Sturgeon, though, he was special, a true poet who should never ever be forgotten.

Even though she is plain and awkward, men ask her out in dates, but only in order to find kf what the saucer said to her. Once at the hospital, the young girl is given her own private bedroom something she has never enjoyed in the urban poverty of her lifeand she is shown a care and personal consideration she has never before known. The girl sits up and announces that the saucer spoke to her.