The Best of Henry Kuttner

The Best of Henry Kuttner

by Henry Kuttner
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 01/09/2018

From the renowned, Hugo Award–nominated titan of science fiction comes a collection of his best short stories: “Kuttner is magic” (Joe R. Lansdale, author of Honky Tonk Samurai).

In seventeen classic stories, Henry Kuttner creates a unique galaxy of vain, protective, and murderous robots; devilish angels; and warm and angry aliens. These stories include “Mimsy Were the Borogoves”—the inspiration for New Line Cinema’s major motion picture The Last Mimzy—as well as “Two-Handed Engine,” “The Proud Robot,” “The Misguided Halo,” “The Voice of the Lobster,” “Exit the Professor,” “The Twonky,” “A Gnome There Was,” “The Big Night,” “Nothing But Gingerbread Left,” “The Iron Standard,” “Cold War,” “Or Else,” “Endowment Policy,” “Housing Problem,” “What You Need,” and “Absalom.”

“[A] pomegranate writer: popping with seeds—full of ideas.” —Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 421

Science fiction
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Diversion Books
Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D'Orsay, before selling his first story, 'The Graveyard Rats', to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940 Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the 'Lovecraft Circle'", a group of writers and fans who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft.

During the Second World War, they were regular contributors to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science-Fiction, and collaborated for most of the 40's and 50's, publishing primarily under the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnell. In 1950 he began studying at the University of Southern California, graduating in 1954. He was working towards his masters degree but died of a heart attack in 1958, before it was completed.

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