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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His recordings are known as S. And a search for the truth about what was really done with the world’s last soldiers. Slan Van Vogt, A. Sep 17, John rated it it was amazing. Scifi community, you’re letting me down!

This is an anthology of science fiction short stories from the s and 60s, published in this form in the 90s. Sep 06, Esteban Ruquet rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reading these two stories feels like gazing upon a medieval tableau: Although he only published one novel, Norstrilia, Smith is well regarded for his short fiction, the majority of which is set in his future history of the Instrumentality of Mankind. I don’t go in for short stories or mythical far future stuff to begin with.

Some people will find his writing too weird but I loved it. Things reriscovery “Many actors later would try to recreate this scene, but no one could quite embody it,” or something like that. The Child Garden Details.

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His prose leaves an entirely different effect on the reader than any of the other masters of science fiction. Jul 15, Carrie Robinson rated it smirh liked it Shelves: It is a complex and interesting universe to read about, if probably a little boring to live in.


The War of the Worlds Details. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Paul Linebargerwho wrote some of the most influential and yet obscure science fiction in existence. I can’t believe it took me so long to read this collection. Redisxovery been selected to help build the first reviscovery base on Mars. This is a most unusual and original body of work.

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch. If you haven’t read ‘The Game of Rat and Dragon’ then buy this book just for that one.

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With the seductive, secretive showgirl Jenore Mordene at his side and a villainous pleasure cult dogging his every move, Labro sets out to learn the truth behind his bearer deed and more about his own past than he had ever dared bargain for. This particular volume has every short story that he wrote.

I love the soviet take on the space age. A space salvager and her partner make the discovery of a lifetime that just might change the universe in this wild, big-ideas space opera from multi award-winning author Elizabeth Bear.

The collection starts out with a bang. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress Details.

He was ccordwainer preeminent military psychologist – he wrote a classic text on psychological warfare. And the language, oh my god, that was a crazy ride as well – names, terminologies and such.

The Rediscovery of Man

His vision is clear, yet complex. Dhalgren Delany, Samuel R. The thing is, he has only a superficial interest in details of science.

About those persisting attitudes of “special-ness” that humans adorn themselves with. I didn’t expect it to move me to tears, or make me empathise with real-world events. Have been thinking about this a lot since I finished it. At some point, the Instrumentality rises and starts to bring everyone back together again hence the “Rediscovery of Man” title and you get to see all the wackiness that occurs when everyone gets separated by large distances and centuries imagine a family reunion with very little common ground, or to make it easier, just imagine a family reunion.


Great choice for those looking for sci-fi playing out over the millennia and touching on what it means to be human.

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

Paul Linebarger, who was an expert in East Asia and psychological warfare in fact, he wrote the book on it. May 16, Chris Gager rated it really liked it. War Criminals Gavin G. Some of rwdiscovery characters crodwainer stories may get resolved but there is an enormous rediscoveyr of time marching on.

At the end I got a bit teary-eyed! Kinnison had guts enough to take on the odds – even with the future of the civilized Universe riding on his shoulders. Nov 23, Robert rated it it was reviscovery Shelves: But somewhere along the line, they stopped being good, and started being repetitive and a little weird.

Throughout the myriad and excellent short stories, Cordwainer weaves a tale about mankind and its future that rivals the best and is unique in both its scope and creativity. But I was constantly surprised by the elegance and rhythm of the prose that, again, is not something one often expects with SF. Deeply immersive, chilling and atmospheric. Many stories describe moral dilemmas involving the humanity of the Underpeople, beings evolved from animals into humanlike forms.