5 Previously Unreleased Kurt Vonnegut Stories Are Set To Be Published

Fans of surreal war fiction rejoice

The brain behind Slaughterhouse 5, one of the greatest war novels of all time (plus many, many more), a new collection of Kurt Vonnegut stories will feature five previously unpublished works by the legendary American author.

Released in the UK on 2 November, Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories will feature 97 different works, each sorted into themes like "War," Women," and "Worth Ethic v. Fame and Fortune."

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A foreword by the author Dave Eggers reads,"This collection pulses with relevance... and provides an almost shameful amount of unadulterated reading pleasure. The prose is clean and the pace always brisk, and the satisfaction we draw from seeing some moral clarity, some linear order brought to a knotted world, is impossible to overstate."

The Atlantic recently published one of the previously hidden stories called The Drone King, which he wrote in the early 1950s.

At the time, his agent supposedly told him to wait to publish it until, "Someday when you become famous. Which may take a little time."

The story is a satire that follows an investment consultant's encounter with a formerly wealthy eccentric who wants to use bees to recapture his fortune.

Well, it is Vonnegut after all. It was always going to be weird...

You can pre-order Kurt Vonnegut Complete Stories on Amazon now