“Ether Breather,” Theodore Sturgeon, 1939

“Ether Breather,” Theodore Sturgeon, 1939 – Beings living in EM waves are able to manipulate what the audience “sees,” causing two different perceptions of the same performance.  The discrepancy creates havoc for the scriptwriter and a company that advertises through tv-movies.

Comments: Sturgeon’s first science fiction piece.  Read in Great Science Fiction Stories of 1939.

Author: Wikipedia: “Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo; February 26, 1918 – May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction and horror author…In 1951, Sturgeon coined what is now known as Sturgeon’s Law: ‘Ninety percent of [science fiction] is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud.’…Sturgeon was a distant relative of Ralph Waldo Emerson.”


About jennre

Lifelong sf fan, first-time blogger
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