Theodore Sturgeon (26 February 1918 - 8 May 1985) was an American science fiction author, best known for his novels "Microcosmic God" (1941) and "More Than Human" (1953). He also wrote eleven scripts for the TV series Star Trek: The Original Series.
He also formulated Sturgeon's Law: "Ninety percent of [science fiction] is crud, but then, ninety percent of everything is crud."
Zappa and Theodore Sturgeon
He is mentioned in the list of influences inside the cover of "Freak Out!" (1966), under the heading: "These People Have Contributed Materially In Many Ways To Make Our Music What It Is. Please Do Not Hold It Against Them".