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By Theodore Sturgeon

Charlie Johns has been snatched from his domestic on sixty one North thirty fourth road and dropped at the unusual destiny international of Ledom. the following, violence is a obscure and unbelievable suggestion. expertise has triumphed over starvation, overpopulation, pollutants, even time and area. yet there's a swap Charlie unearths much more stunning: gender is something of the previous. Venus Plus X is Theodore Sturgeon's great evocation of a civilization for whom tensions among female and male and the human preoccupation with intercourse now not exist.

As Charlie Johns explores Ledom and its humans, he reveals that the human precepts he holds pricey are profane during this new international. yet has Charlie discovered all there's to understand approximately this complex society? And why are the Ledom so purpose on gaining Charlie's approval? Unsettling, compelling, and at the very least visionary, this is technology fiction at its boldest: a singular whose knowledge and lyricism make it the most unique and insightful speculations on gender ever produced.

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Well, obviously he was standing on something. Charlie, remembering (again) remembered seeing an old West Indian woman at San Juan airport, coming for no one knows what reason off her first flight, meeting her first escalator. She backed and filled and touched and jumped, until finally the husky young man with her picked her up bodily and plunked her on it. She grasped the rail and shrieked all the way up, and at the top, continued her shrieks; they were, they had been all along, shrieks of laughter.

But I wanted it to be perfect. So who hi real life ever makes it together the very first time? Come on, come on ... it's easy to fix; we just do it again. . Oh-h-h . , Charlie ... " Your name Charlie? Just call me Red. . once when he was fourteen (he remembered, remembered), there was this girl called Ruth and there was a sort of kiss-the-pillow kid's party, and no kidding, they played post office. The post office was the kind of airlock afforded by the double outside doors and double, heavily curtained inside doors of the old-fashioned house on Sansom Street, and all during the party Charlie kept looking at Ruth.

Come on, come on ... it's easy to fix; we just do it again. . Oh-h-h . , Charlie ... " Your name Charlie? Just call me Red. . once when he was fourteen (he remembered, remembered), there was this girl called Ruth and there was a sort of kiss-the-pillow kid's party, and no kidding, they played post office. The post office was the kind of airlock afforded by the double outside doors and double, heavily curtained inside doors of the old-fashioned house on Sansom Street, and all during the party Charlie kept looking at Ruth.

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