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

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Cordwainer Smith, James A. Mann
NESFA Press, 1993 - Fiction - 671 pages
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A collection of short stories by the noted science fiction writer

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User Review  - figre - LibraryThing

If you are like me, you have heard the name Cordwainer Smith. You have probably also heard of and read his short story “Scanners Live in Vain”. Digging a little deeper, you may have even heard of “The ... Read full review

Review: The Rediscovery of Man (Instrumentality of Mankind)

User Review  - Carrie Robinson - Goodreads

Wow, what a mind. Kind of like the literary verson of Salvador Dali. Get past the first few stories and you're on a wild fantasy ride for 600+ pages. Some people will find his writing too weird but I ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

Cordwainer Smith was the pseudonym under which Dr. Paul Linebarger wrote science fiction. He was born in Milwaukee, and grew up in Japan, China (where he became the godson of Sun Yat-Sen, then president of China), France, and Germany. He was a Professor of Asiatic Studies at Johns Hopkins University, was on the U.S. Operations, Planning and Intelligence Board during World War II, and became a Colonel in Army Intelligence. After the war, he was advisor to the British forces in Malaya and to the U.S. Eighth Army in Korea, and wrote the book "Psychological Warfare", regarded for decades after as the most authoritative text in the field.

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