Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Prime Sturgeon

Was it really 50 years ago that noted science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon first gave us his dark vision of the vampire myth? Sturgeon, who died in 1985, has had as much influence on other writers and artists as the currently trendy Philip K. Dick, and this frightening and eventually heartbreaking story of a soldier whose desperate search for a normal life is exposed when he assaults a superior officer – beautifully published by another new paperback house -- shows why.