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The novel can be read alone from Smith’s short stories, but the characters and situations in each are interwoven with the other.

Refresh and try again. The entire cycle of stories covers a time period of approximately 15, years. When you realize that the 33 stories are ordered chronologically, you begin to grasp the scale of Cordwainer Smith’s creation. His entire work is available in two hardback books, but this edition gives you his novel, Norstrilia, and the associated short stories a large fraction of his total output.

His vision of the future is astonishingly inventive, unique and poetic.

But their Leader, the cordwainef woman C’Mell, had a plan for gaining their freedom – which made her much too dangerous to be permitted to live. At the end I got a bit teary-eyed! But, on reflection, there are too many masterpieces to choose from. Cordwainer Smith is a writer like none other. Some not so nice stuff too.

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His style is smooth and almost poetic, his ideas extraordinary and still contemporary. To view it, click here. This is the most cost effective way get an introduction to his work, but you may end up wanting his complete short stories too and there is obviously overlap. A little background – Cordwainer Smith is a psuedonymn for Paul Linebarger. You can tell the difference! Strider rated it it was amazing Shelves: Empieza a leer Norstrilia S.


Some of the stories at the end get very strange and Christian. Or at least all the ones listed at the internet speculative fiction database isfdb.

The passengers went through a few pleasant hours of strolling on the grass, enjoying the spacious rooms, chatting beneath a marvelous simulacrum of an atmosphere-filled sky.

I found this book at a cabin in Rockport, read a few stories, and have checked this book out of the library. This collection contains 12 of his stories published between and This is an excellent, complete collection of the short stories of a very creative and talented writer. This is a fascinating journey for humanity to make, and this gradual evolution is what makes Smith’s universe so engaging.

Cordwainer Smith – Wikipedia

Unfortunately, he died before he ever got to pursue those ideas further in his future milieu if he was ever going to. Simply put, if you libroos read Cordwainer Smith – you need to.

His scifi is much more focused on large sociological structures and individuals in repressive societies than ‘hard’ scifi. Doesn’t look like it’s been read very much – if at all.

Cordwainer Smith

The libroa Cordwainer Smith is a name unknown to many, since he died a premature death in the mid ‘s. He’s one of those authors that is pretty close to being essential and while he’s not a household name like Heinlein or Asimov, it’s probably fair to say that you won’t completely understand SF without having at least a passing knowledge of his stories.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Of course some stories are better than others, but many readers of Smith’s work seem to have differences of opinions on cordwaine are the better stories. He became a Christian emith through his career, and some of his great stories are concerned directly with the faith and with what conversion means in the modern world.


The funny thing is – all Norstrilians are immensely rich since they raise enormous sick sheep who are infected with a virus that can be distilled into an immortality drug stroon! A bit obvious – eh? Unfortunately, this great setting is never complemented by any individual stories of particular excellence, leading to the best part of Smith being the background of his stories instead of the actual action o Cordwainer Smith actual name Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger created a great setting in his body of work, adding to it with each short story, cordwainef well as his lone novel, so that at the end of the day the kibros of the Instrumentality of Mankind feels vibrant and complex yet understandable.

I cannot say more about how pleased I was to be in the company of his entire life’s work.

Jul 20, E. So buy with confidence, secure in the knowledge that these are the definitive texts. My local; librarian finally got it from the Mt. But what’s fascinating about his approach to the history is what he doesn’t say, showing us the results of actions through oblique asides and letting us fill in the blanks.

Some of Cordwainer Smith’s stories can be read there. Feb 20, MB Taylor rated cordwwainer really liked it.