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Those of you who are familiar with the work of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. have surely come across the name Kilgore Trout in his novels. He is one of the author's favorite fictional characters and appears in many of his books (e.g. Slaughterhouse-Five, God Bless You Mr. Rosewater, Breakfast of Champios, Galapagos, Timequake etc.)
Kilgore Trout is an unsuccessful writer of science fiction, having few, yet loyal fans. He spends all his time writing, but he never gets a decent publisher. His stories get published only in porn magazines (such as the Black Garterbelt). The reason is simple: They cover the space between 'wide-open-beaver' photos and are incredibly cheap (Nobody reads them anyway). The few works that made it into a paperback edition serve as shop-window fillers.
The literary character, Kilgore Trout is said to be inspired by Theodore Sturgeon, a 'famous' sci-fi writer. The parallels are his style of writing and the obvious last name link. Both fish. Kurt Vonnegut ad...
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