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Trout, Kilgore

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Character.

An imaginary but hugely prolific sf-writer character in Kurt Vonnegut Jr's God Bless You, Mr Rosewater (1965), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), Breakfast of Champions (1973) and such later novels as Jailbird (1979) and Timequake (1997), rather obviously echoing the name of Theodore Sturgeon. The name was first used as a pseudonym by L W Currey and David G Hartwell for a short bibliography, SF-I: A Selective Bibliography (1971 chap), and later (there was a row about this) by Philip José Farmer for his novel Venus on the Half-Shell (1975). Farmer also wrote the cod nonfiction "Letter: Trout Answers" (April 1975 F&SF) [DRL/PN]

"Kilgore Trout"



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