Authors > Kurt Vonnegut

Mother Night

Mother Night is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humor, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of gray with a verdict that will haunt us all.

Year: 1961
Genre: WWII: Afterword

Cat's Cradle

Cat's Cradle is Kurt Vonnegut's satirical commentary on modern man and his madness. An apocalyptic tale of this planet's ultimate fate, it features a midget as the protagonist, a complete, original theology created by a calypso singer, and a vision of the future that is at once blackly fatalistic and hilariously funny. A book that left an indelible mark on an entire generation of readers, Cat's Cradle is one of the twentieth century's most important works--and Vonnegut at his very best.

Year: 1963
Genre: ApocalpyseSatire


Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

Year: 1969
Genre: SatireScience FictionWorld War II



Year TitleGenres & Tags

1952Player PianoScience Fiction
1959The Sirens of TitanScience Fiction
1961Mother NightWWII: Afterword, Nazi
1963Cat's CradleApocalpyseSatire
1965God Bless You, Mr. RosewaterSatire
1969Slaughterhouse-FiveSatireScience FictionWorld War II
1973Breakfast of ChampionsSatire
1979JailbirdSatire, Watergate
1982Deadeye DickSatire
1985GalapagosPost ApocalypseSatire, Time Shift
1990Hocus PocusSatire


Short Story Collections

Year TitleGenres & Tags

1968Welcome to the Monkey HouseSatireScience Fiction