Theodore Sturgeon
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1918
Date of Death: 1985
Cause of Death: Lung cancer
Religion: Atheist
Occupation: Merchant Marine, Businessman, Author of Fiction, Journalist, Composer, Screenwriter
Spouse: Thrice married, two long-term common-law relations
Children: Seven
Fictional Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Second Contact
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference

Theodore Sturgeon (born Edward Hamilton Waldo, February 26, 1918 - May 8, 1985) was an American science fiction author. His output included the novel More Than Human (1953) and the screenplays of the Star Trek episodes "Shore Leave" (1966) and "Amok Time" (1967).

Theodore Sturgeon in Worldwar[]

Much of Theodore Sturgeon's early work appeared in the pulp magazines Sam Yeager was fond of reading. In turn, Yeager was able to turn his past-time into a career when Earth was invaded by the Race's Conquest Fleet in 1942.

In the 1950s, Yeager made a point of having his picture taken, while in his Army captain's uniform, with Sturgeon and Robert A. Heinlein, another of Yeager's favorite science fiction writers.[1]

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  1. Second Contact, pg. 8, PB.