Peter S. Prescott says in his Newsweek piece on science fiction (December 22, 1975): "Few science fiction writers aim higher than what a teen-age intelligence can grasp, and the smart ones--like Kurt Vonnegut, carefully satirize targets--racism,...Show More Summary
Editors putting together an upcoming collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s short fiction have stumbled across five never-before-published stories from the American literary master. Dating from a period in the early 1950s, before Vonnegut published any of his novels, all five of the stories will be included in the 97-entry … Read more...
The Atlantic has created a really wonderful animation to accompany the newly found Kurt Vonnegut story “The Drone King“. This story along with four others, were written early in Vonnegut’s career and were discovered by Dan Wakefield and Jerome Klinkowitz at the Lilly Library at Indiana University as they were working on “Complete Stories“, an...
The Atlantic has just put up a previously unpublished short story by Kurt Vonnegut, The Drone King. It’s about bees. He examined the card for a long time. “Yes,” he said at last. “Mr. Quick is expecting you. You’ll find him in the small...Show More Summary
Some writers whose careers have been largely based on science fiction writing have never been categorized that way. Kurt Vonnegut and John Hershey were never within the science fiction ghetto. One surprising result of the ghettoizing of speculative fiction, however, is that writers have enormous freedom within its walls. Show More Summary
“This collection pulses with relevance,” Dave Eggers writes in the foreword to Complete Stories, a soon-to-be-released collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s short fiction that’s set to include five never-before-published stories by the Slaughterhouse Five author.
Never-before-published works of short fiction bring his unique "ways of looking at the world" back into the spotlight.
Kurt Vonnegut wrote several stories that were never published until now. Five of these stories from the 1950s, very early in his career, were only discovered recently, and will be published in book form to be released next month. One of the stories ohs called "The Drone King." Here's a little video preview. Show More Summary
A previously unpublished story dating back to the 1950s was discovered recently in the author’s archives.
While digging into Kurt Vonnegut's archives at Indiana University, Dan Wakefield and Jerome Klinkowitz found five short stories that had never been published before. The Atlantic has posted one of them, The Drone King, in its entirety. Show More Summary
“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” - | Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
A chance encounter as we walked down Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis last Friday... Meade wanted me to pose with my hand like that, but it was hard to figure out what in the position of that hand was giving it such expression. And...Show More Summary
We are whatever we pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Arcade Fire's Everything Now and The Fall's New Facts Emerge are my most anticipated albums this week. Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Premiere Cast Recording is at the top of my music queue today. Remastered and expanded...
If he hadn’t recently confirmed the Rick And Morty season three premiere, the news that Dan Harmon‘s developing another TV series might have had led to a fan uprising (or, more likely, just angry tweets). Instead, we can feel excited...Show More Summary
The late great Kurt Vonnegut was known for creating doodles of his, uh, backdoor. Now, a rendition of his asterisk-anus is on a t-shirt. (more…)
Universal has just announced a slate of new genre TV shows, including three new adaptations of fantasy and sci-fi books. But hidden among those are the first details about Dan Harmon and Evan Katz's next TV series. Sirens of Titan, an interplanetary epic based on the Kurt Vonnegut novel. More »
Universal Cable Productions has announced a slate of developing programming that looks to be pretty powerful: Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle, Hugh Howey’s Sand, Kurt Vonnegut’s Sirens of Titan, Roger Zelazny’s Lord of Light and Welcome to Hitchcock – a series inspired by the great filmmaker. Show More Summary
Kurt Vonnegut's PLAYER PIANO
Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Kurt Vonnegut on building and maintaining “Another...Show More Summary