By Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams
Written among 1955 and 1957, the 15 tales in And Now the inside track ... contain 5 formerly uncollected tales in addition to 5 recognized works, cowritten with style legend Robert Heinlein. Spanning his such a lot inventive interval, those stories exhibit why Sturgeon gained each technological know-how fiction award given.
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In the house, I always used to write on the second ﬂoor; I would never write downstairs. Afterward, on the contrary, I wrote in the large living room on the ground ﬂoor, perhaps to feel less alone—I don’t really know— and also to see the garden. There is some of this in the book: its solitude is that of the entire world. It is everywhere, has invaded everything. I still believe in this invasion. Like everyone else. Solitude is the thing without which one does nothing. Without which one stops looking at anything.
There was no possible plan to express the amplitude of the misery, since nothing remained of the visible events that had caused it. Nothing remained but Hunger and Pain. WRITING / 22 There was no link between violent episodes, so there was never any thought to a schedule. There never has been in my life. Never. Neither in my life nor in my books; not once. I wrote every morning. But without any kind of schedule. Never. Except for cooking. I knew exactly when to come to make something boil or keep something from burning.
Writing has always been done without references, or else it is . . It is still as it was on the ﬁrst day. Savage. Different. Except the people, the characters who circulate in the book: one never forgets them in one’s work and never does the author regret them. No, of that I am certain, no, the writing of a book, writing. It is always the open door to abandonment. There is something suicidal in a writer’s solitude. One is alone even in one’s own WRITING / 20 solitude. Always inconceivable. Always dangerous.
And Now the News (The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume 9) by Theodore Sturgeon, Paul Williams