When Patti Abbott invited me to participate in FORGOTTEN BOOKS some 100 weeks ago, my first posting was Theodore Sturgeon’s The Dreaming Jewels (aka, The Synthetic Man). Now that I’ve hit the century mark, I figured I should pay homage to Theodore Sturgeon, a great writer who is practically forgotten, and to North Atlantic Books who published 13 volumes of Sturgeon’s complete short stories. Given the new publishing environment and the rise of ebooks, I doubt if such a project that took over a decade to complete, will be viable again. I love this marvelous set of books. Great care was taken in the production, editing, and presentation of these volumes. All the volumes are still in print, but who knows how long that will last. Theodore Sturgeon wrote some of the most innovative and empathic fiction I’ve ever read. While his early work was more conventional, it was always distinctive. Sturgeon’s later work become more experimental. He never stopped pushing the limits of his craft. I highly recommend this monumental series!