Vonnegut in the House of Magic


Asked years later why he had chosen to write science fiction in his early days, Kurt replied “There was no avoiding it, since the General Electric Company WAS science fiction.”

Over at Work in Progress, Ginger Strand shows us how to invent Kurt Vonnegut: add equal parts previous failures in the field, a brother who was a scientist, and the ethical dilemmas posed by science’s advance, with a dash of crazy militants.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at kaywhyelleee.tumblr.com, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →