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by Cordwainer Smith

  • Author: Cordwainer Smith
  • ISBN: 057504165X
  • ISBN13: 978-0575041653
  • ePub: 1592 kb | FB2: 1289 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co (December 31, 1988)
  • Pages: 400
  • Rating: 4.7/5
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The Rediscovery of Man ePub download

This book is a collection of Cordwainer Smith's short stories, which after his death were .

A customer of mine lent me one of the paperback partial collections of these stories and the book blew me away. At a few points in "The Rediscovery of Man" Smith mentions various of the Instrumentality's preparations for possible alien encounters, but only modified and/or forgotten sub-species of humans are ever discovered.

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The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (. ISBN 15368-56-0) is a 1993 book containing the complete collected short fiction of American science fiction author Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (. ISBN 15368-56-0) is a 1993 book containing the complete collected short fiction of American science fiction author Cordwainer Smith.

The Rediscovery of Man book. By looking at these turning points in history, Smith is also examining, as the introduction clearly points out, the relationship between science and religion, the definition of the nature of Man both in biological and spiritual terms. The human body, which had taken four million years on Earth to grow, has immense resources within it, resources greater than the brain, or the personality, or the hopes of the individual.

The rediscovery of man. by. Cordwainer Smith. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. by Cordwainer Smith. The Complete Short Science Fiction of. He wrote the book on psychological warfare-under his own name, as with all his non-fiction. But he was very shy about his fiction

The Rediscovery of Man. Scanned by. bint-e-Molasses. But he was very shy about his fiction. He wrote two novels, Ria and Carola, both unusual due to their female protagonists and international settings, under the name Felix C. Forrest, a play on his Chinese name. But when people found out who "Forrest" was, he couldn't write any more. He tried a spy thriller, Atomsk, as Carmichael Smith, but was found out again. He even submitted a manuscript for another novel under his wife's name, but nobody was fooled.

The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (ISBN 15368-56-0) is a 1993 book containing the complete collected short fiction of American science fiction author Cordwainer Smith. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.

The Rediscovery of Man collects all of Cordwainer Smith's short science fiction. Cordwainer Smith (1913 - 1966) Cordwainer Smith was the most famous pen name of US foreign policy adviser Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger.

The Rediscovery of Man collects all of Cordwainer Smith's short science fiction Читать весь отзыв. Born in Milwaukee in 1913, his godfather was the Chinese revolutionary and political leader, Sun Yat-sen - the result of his political activist father's close ties with leaders of the Chinese revolution. 419 printed pages. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. SUMMARY: Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. A world in which wealthy and leisured humanity is served by the underpeople, genetically engineered animals turned into the semblance of people.

I can't tell you what this book is like . Sure, I can say it has 671 pages of acclaimed stories-every short story that Cordwainer Smith ever wrote. I can say that the devoted people at the New England Science Fiction Association outdid themselves in creating the most accurate texts possible. They also did this with the companion volume Norstrilia, the only full-length science fiction novel that Cordwainer Smith wrote.

When one looks forward to something too much, it often happens that one is disappointed because of too much expectations. Stories by Cordwainer Smith are an exception to this rule. What makes the stories so excellent is that they were so prophetic long before the facts proposed in them became common reality. Moreover, since the things described in the book are so commonplace today, had the book not been written earlier, it would no longer be possible to write it today. The book gives us the precious bird's perspective on the situation we found ourselves in today. The book is an example of a security officer working harder when writing books for fun than when solving the daily duties at the desk. Like Stanislaw Lem's works, the stories are essays in futurology written under the guise of fiction. And, the best of all, all the stories are about love. If you think that the phrase American culture is contradiction in adjective, read this book!
This S.F. Masterwork is a fine distillation of short stories by author Cordwainer Smith. It is not an expected read though as the narrative is both complex and archaic in style. It is an immensely enjoyable read even if on occasions a little naive in style. Sentence structure is unique and there were many paragraphs re-read purely to enjoy its poetic style.
My favourite character was also the one Cordwainer needed to depress me with as D'joan was destined to come to a gruesome end in the same way the historic Joan of Arc met her demise. Still it is only Cordwainer who could create a tragedy and turn it into a triumphal epoch.
I stopped reading after The Dead Lady of Clown Train as it to that point was the best of the seven short stories read previously. Reasoning that the best was yet to come I have decided to slip into the other stories as my S.F. palette becomes jaded as I know Mr Smith will rekindle my love of the genre with his deft, brilliant use of the English language. Peter Eerden
I've read the first chapter, which is a story in itself. The terms used for the classes of physical state, the method to move from one state to another, and the terms for those outside the controlled areas move from assumption to understanding during the read but some remain assumptions. It's an unusual science fiction writing style.
The fiction of Cordwainer Smith is really, actually, fresh and - fictional. It almost seams like his style is on a forgotten path in storytelling, notably different from contemporary SF style which is full of rehashing of existing tropes. Cordwainer's world building is strange and alien, and more about what SF is supposed to be than today's Hollywood reinterpretations of the same couple of ideas.
This is a collection of rather odd, whimsical stories written in the 1950s and early 60s. Most of the stories take place in the same imagined universe, far in the future. They involve lots of space travel, telepathy, etc, but it is the romantic aspect that makes them unusual. The first story is about men whose brains are disconnected from their bodies; the few women in this story are remarkably submissive. The second story is a love story between an eighteen year old heroic young woman and a man who is 65 albeit with a younger mental age. The third story is about the love between a man and a cat. The 4th story concerns the relationship between a famous and galant space captain and his wife whose beauty, which was once legendary, has long ago left her. And so on. The longest story, "The Dead Lady of Clown Town”, concerns the emancipation of animal-people, and has decidedly religious undertones. The stories are certainly original, and they have apparently been very popular, and possibly also influential. But the stories didn’t work for me at all, and I found the second half of the book quite tiresome.

Note: this review is for the Gollancz SF Masterworks book, which contained 12 stories. A1993 book, published by NESFA Press, had 33 stories. Unfortunately, both books are entitled “The rediscovery of man”. The NESFA book had the subtitle “The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith”.
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