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The official website of one Kurt Vonnegut. It's even got that official website glow about it.
Biography.com follows the life and times of Kurt Vonnegut. Just what you'd except from a place called Biography.com.
Vonnegut's novel gets top honors on NPR's list of top 100 science fiction novels. Okay, it's not top 10—but it's still top 50.
A writer writing stuff that can be quoted? Unbelievable! Here's an entire page of Vonnegut quotations to ease you into believing.
Movie or TV Productions
No productions of Cat's Cradle yet—but here's one of Slaughterhouse Five.
Articles and Interviews
The review at Strange Horizons looks back on Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle and enjoys a hearty laugh with him.
The New York Times gives Cat's Cradle a look with the old critical eye.
This New York Times obituary gives Vonnegut a fine send off.
The A.V. Club counts down the fifteen things Vonnegut said better than everyone else. Considering we've never said anything better than everyone else, fifteen seems pretty darn impressive.
An entire book of interviews with the one and only Kurt Vonnegut.
Sorry, wrong Manhattan. This short article details the Manhattan Project, the think tank that created the atomic bomb.
The Paris Review interviews Kurt Vonnegut. The conversation starts with a discussion on how he wants to be buried and goes from there.
When Vonnegut learned that Drake High School was burning his books, he sent them a very polite letter telling them how very unpolite they were being to him.
PBS gives a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut with special guest Kurt Vonnegut. Wait, don't tributes usually wait for after death?
Jon Stewart and Kurt Vonnegut? Chitchatting? Yes, please!
MissDanceButt—not her birth name, we assume—gives you the 101 on the Cat's Cradle and other string tricks.
Charlie Rose does love to talk with authors, and we're glad he does. Care to guess whom he's chatting with at this link?
Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five was famously influenced by the Dresden Bombings of WWII, but Cat's Cradle and arguably all of his works also share this dark history with their author.
Kurt Vonnegut tells you how to get a job like his and all without any 900 numbers to dial or DVDs to buy.
Pick up the audiobook of Cat's Cradle at Amazon. Read by Woody Allen alum Tony Roberts.
Joe Satriani's Surfing with the Alien includes a track dedicated to Vonnegut's Ice.9. Warning: the guitar be loud, adjust volume accordingly.
Vonnegut's the man with the plan, er, book at least.
A young Vonnegut totally rocking that sweater.
Vonnegut famously smoked Pall Malls his entire life in what he called a "classy way to commit suicide" (source). Sadly, it was head trauma that ultimately got him.
Forget cats or penguins: from now on, only Vonnegut gets to be on inspirational posters.
The first editions of Cat's Cradle in all their old-timey glory. Hardcover and paperback present because we're like that.
A more contemporary cover with a big-old V on it—just in case you forget the first letter in Vonnegut is V.
Third time's a charm. Another cover for you to admire in all its blueness.
An image of an actual cat's cradle because you might not have seen one if you grew up in a post-video game era.
Just how old is the game of cat's cradle? It's at least as old as Tokugawa era Japan, as evidenced by this woodblock painting. The game might have originated even further back, in China or Korea.
A giant cat's cradle created at Burning Man. That's Burning Man for you.