Theodore Sturgeon: THE DREAMING JEWELS

Published: 1950
Winner or Rec? Rec.
Started reading: July 17th, 2014
Finished reading: July 18th, 2014

Epic Reading Project book #1.

THE DREAMING JEWELS is a wonderful book, and I think Sturgeon must have been some kind of time traveller, because he was writing decades before his time. The way he handles gender and diversity in this book is incredible, considering he was a white guy born in 1918. We just don’t generally expect people of that generation and demographic to handle these issues with the kind of sensitivity, empathy, and nuance they deserve, and it’s such a wonderful surprise when Sturgeon does.

This book is lovely and haunting and creepy in all the right places. I recommend it without hesitation!

(Trigger warnings: Abuse.)



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