The stories of Theodore Sturgeon, the man who inspired Kurt Vonnegut's Kilgore Trout, are now available in ebook formats.
Sturgeon was a writer of not only style--even early on (one of my favorite's of his voice is "Poker Face" included in Microcosmic God)--but also of the heart. Other famous stories in The Ultimate Egotist are "It" and "Bianca's Hands"; in the Microcosmic God are the famous title story (discussed below), "Yesterday Was Monday" and "Shottle Bop."
The first story in The Ultimate Egotist is "Heavy Insurance" is more of a quickie mystery, where a con artist is trying to make off with carbon ice. Two things stand out in the next, "The Heart": One, we have a tough-guy-voiced female character who, two, delivers some good lines:
"In that second I was deathly afraid of her, and that in itself was enough to get me interested."