The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
Kurt Vonnegut only managed to sell two short stories in 1957, and the next year he placed just one. His work- in-progress Cat's Cradle remained unfinished, and Vonnegut's editor at Scribner's, who had been waiting for four years for this novel to reach fruition, complained that the "production has been very slow." Unless Vonnegut provided his publisher …
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