"THUNDER AND ROSES" [short story]. TYPED MANUSCRIPT, SIGNED (TMsS). 31 leaves, (first?) carbon copy. Not dated, but circa 1947. Signed by Sturgeon on the first page. The typescript is incomplete; it ends about three-fourths of the way through the story after the sentence "(She couldn't hear the blood in his ears, the roar of the whirlpool of hate and fear and anguish that spun inside of him.)" This powerful antiwar story was first published in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, November 1947. It first appeared in a book in THE ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY, edited by John W. Campbell, Jr. (1952). It was collected, with other stories by Sturgeon, in A WAY HOME (1955). "'Thunder and Roses' is one of Sturgeon's best works of fiction. Written for Campbell the year after 'Memorial,' it is a study of people whose time has run out and an in-depth study of one man, Pete Mawser." - Lucy Menger, Theodore Sturgeon, p. 32. The first leaf is dusty, wrinkled and stained, otherwise the typescript is in very good condition. Sturgeon manuscripts are rare. (#160988).