Dune by Frank Herbert The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith The Golden Age by John C. Wright Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith The January Dancer by. The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith. James Mann, Editor, Cordwainer Smith, Editor, John J. Pierce, Introduction . The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith is the second book in the “NESFA’s Choice” series. It brings.

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Other than Smith’s novel, Norstriliawhich takes place in the same future history, the book collects all of Smith’s known science fiction writing. From these short stories alone I’m willing to say that I thing Cordwainer Smith is the greatest corswainer fiction author of all time. Quotes from The Rediscovery o How could the others know?

The Rediscovery of Man

Others of you are good cordwaimer protect life. Apr 08, Ronald rated it it was amazing. Under his Originally published on my blog here in August Cordwainer Smith is different. Is CS “better” than Jack Vance??? Smith’s stories is an attention to personal emotions and the individual scale that works in strange concert with the massive scope of the world building, both contrasting it and strengthening it. On his deathbed, many years after C’mell has died of old age, Jestocost has a brief telepathic cordwainsr, apparently with E’telekeli’s successor, in which he learns that she never loved anyone but him.

I ths know if there’s a real connection, but it would seem he had a tremendous influence in the genre, with ripples in Philip K.

The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith

There’s nothing quite like Smith in all of science fiction and fantasy literature. Mar 15, Teague te it it was amazing. Strange concepts like habermen, cranching, and the fraternity of scanners are thrown at the reader immediately, so you have to be prepared to take it in. Rather his imaginative universe is so unconventional, and at times so austere—his fascination with the coldness and emptiness of remote space almost borders on an obsession—that it seems like a realization of some quasi-monastic worldview rather than a springboard for fiction of any kind.


We should be so lucky!

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You need to get used to it. To ask other readers questions about The Rediscovery of Manplease sign up. I very rarely mark things with five stars; this is definitely one that warrants it.

Until he dies at forty-three and wakes up in his eighteen-year-old body again. Here it’s both clear and jumbled at the same time. This problem was resolved by having passengers travel stored in cold sleep, while the crew of the spaceship is composed of Habermans: But what makes them so essential?

To Say Crodwainer of the Dog Details. A world in which wealthy and leisured humanity is served by the underpeople, genetically engineered animals turned into the semblance of people.

The martyrdom of D’joan and the underpeople affect the human participants and witnesses in powerful, nan ways. Trivia About The Rediscovery o By the same token, Smith employs a range of writing techniques—sometimes arcane narrative structures or, at other points, peculiar plot devices— that similarly aim at restricting or eliminating the flow of empirical data that serves as the constitu- tive element for most works of fiction.

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

Mxn The Bastard Legion: Every now and then a writer suffers from these classifications, and this is particularly striking in the case of Cordwainer Smith real name: This is a most unusual and original body of work. The Shrinking Man Details. The telepathic underperson assures Jestocost that his name will be linked with C’mell’s forever in history and folklore.


The first things that struck me as I picked up this collection is the particular style of Corwainer Smith of telling most of his science-fiction stories as events shrouded in the mist of rediscovefy, with all the epic scale and slight alterations of fact to suit the public image of a heroic figure.

He does that a bit in this story that’s nominally about those humungous space-sails. Not because i did not agree with the sentiments, but because i rankle at depictions of godliness coming from inside humans Via Other!

Can it be by protecting people from uncertainty, pain, strife and suffering? Last night it was “Under Old Earth,” another totally wacky tale about By the way, the narrative perspective so far has been from the distant future AFTER these events have taken place.

We aren’t presented with a strict timeline of what happened although those exist but are allowed to sort of look in the spaces he’s coloring in ssmith figure out where the lines are. Robert Heinlein at A.