Theodore Sturgeon

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Theodore Sturgeon - US science fiction author. (Sturgeon was a pen name - his real name was Edward Hamilton Waldo)

two famous quotes of his:

  • "Ninety percent of everything is crap" - known as Sturgeon's Law
  • "The task of a fiction writer is not to write stories, but to write true things that have never happened."

Note: this second quote is not exact, but a memory. Please replace with the exact quote if found...


Notable books include:

  • More than Human
  • The Dreaming Jewels

He wrote the screenplay for the Star Trek episode 'Amok Time'