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"Never Underestimate..."
[c. 1952]. 27 page typescript, plus introductory paragraph, of a story that first appeared in the 1952 anthology The Omnibus of Science Fiction. Sturgeon was one of the most highly regarded science fiction authors of his time, which spanned the classic era of the 1930s to the modern era. Two of his books were chosen for Pringle's list of the top 100 science fiction novels of all time, and he also wrote two of the most famous episodes in the original Star Trek television series. Kurt Vonnegut, a longtime friend, reportedly modeled his fictional character Kilgore Trout on Sturgeon; Sturgeon in turn was the one who suggested to Philip Jose Farmer that he "ghost write" one of the novels by Trout that Vonnegut had written about. Thin paper, slightly aged, with paperclip/staple marks to upper margin and editorial markings in text. The first and last page are separated from the staple: page 27 is chipped at the upper left corner and the right margin, but all text is present. Very good. Together with a later photograph of Sturgeon taken by Marc Zicree. [#027280] SOLD

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