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The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith - Cordwainer Smith, James A. Mann
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
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Includes 33 stories that represent Cordwainer Smiths entire SF works except for the novel Norstrilia. These stories are "classics" of the field such as "The Dead Lady of Clown Town," "The Game of Rat and Dragon," "Scanners Live in Vain," and "A Planet Named Shayol." Appearing for the first time... show more
Includes 33 stories that represent Cordwainer Smiths entire SF works except for the novel Norstrilia. These stories are "classics" of the field such as "The Dead Lady of Clown Town," "The Game of Rat and Dragon," "Scanners Live in Vain," and "A Planet Named Shayol." Appearing for the first time in print are "Himself in Anachron" and the completely rewritten adult version of his high school story "War No. 81-Q." Introduction by John J. Pierce.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780915368563 (0915368560)
Publisher: NESFA Press
Pages no: 671
Edition language: English
Series: Instrumentality of Mankind
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5.0 The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
I had never heard of Cordwainer Smith aka Paul Linebarger until I was introduced to the SF Masterworks list. The stories in this book are all part of Smith's Instrumentality of Mankind universe in the extreme far future. In this universe deep space interstellar travel is painful to man and drives hi...
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(Written September 2010): I am at an impasse. I have an enormous pile of fiction on the To-Read pile but I can't figure out which one to go with - Mieville? Sabatini? Himes? Warner? Winterson? Kleist?, und so weiter.In the interim, while this existential struggle goes on, I have been rereading this ...
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