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Cordwainer Smith
Birth date: July 11, 1913
Died: August 06, 1966
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CDRBill rated it 8 years ago
Part of the Rediscovery of Man universe. I loved this story about a young man from the planet Old North Australia (Norstrilia) actually buying Manhome (Old Earth). While this story stands alone there are references to other things in the Rediscovery of Man universe that make it worth your while to r...
CDRBill rated it 8 years ago
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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Lisa (Harmony) rated it 10 years ago
I've been reading quite a few science fiction books lately, particularly anthologies, and this one stands out as special. It's comprised of the 26 stories voted into the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" as the best in the genre under 15,000 words by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Spanning fro...
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Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 11 years ago
Anthology. This was a better than average anthology, although I didn't read all of the short stories. My feminist proclivities have made an appearance in this anthology. I only read the works by the female authors. What is extremely interesting in this anthology are the mini-biographies about ea...
FriedEgg rated it 11 years ago
Cordwainer Smith is a most unusual story writer whose execution and creativity in ideas usually outshone the way they were ended. One usually expects a good, decisive ending to a SF short story but such was the sheer strangeness of his ideas, his poetical prose style and varied range of narrative te...
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