Kurt Vonnegut was one of the major writers of the post-WWII period. His novels, which fuse science fiction with brilliant literary satire, include such classics as Cat's Cradle (1963), Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Breakfast of Champions (1973). Earnest cynic.
"It’s my religion the censors hate. They find me disrespectful towards their idea of God Almighty. They think it’s the proper business of government to protect the reputation of God. All I can say is, 'Good luck to them, and good luck to the government, and good luck to God.'"