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Cordwainer Smith


Cordwainer Smith was the science fiction pen name of Paul M. A. Linebarger, 1913-1966, a professor of Asiatic Politics at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.  Linebarger wrote a definitive text, Psychological Warfare, other scholarly works, and other fiction, but it is his science fiction that continues to have the strongest fan base. His science fiction was written in a relatively short part of his life, from after World War II until his untimely death at the age of 53. All of his science fiction has been collected into two books, The Rediscovery of Man (stories) and Norstrilia (the only novel he wrote as Cordwainer Smith), both published by NESFA. It has been translated into numerous languages, and has influenced many of the great science fiction writers who wrote after him.


List of Stories

          Scanners Live in Vain

          The Lady Who Sailed The Soul

          When the People Fell

          We the Underpeople

          Think Blue, Count Two

          The Colonel Came Back from the Nothing-at-All

          The Game of Rat and Dragon

          The Burning of the Brain

          Himself in Anachron

          The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal

          Golden the Ship Was-Oh! Oh! Oh!

          The Dead Lady of Clown Town

          Under Old Earth

          No, No, Not Rogov!


          Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons

          Alpha Ralpha Boulevard

          The Ballad of Lost C'Mell

          A Planet Named Shayol


Stories in the collection Quest of the Three Worlds

                    On the Gem Planet

                    On the Storm Planet

                    On the Sand Planet

                    Three to a Given Star


Mark Elf

The Queen of the Afternoon

The Rediscovery of Man (Definitive collection of short stories)




          Atomsk: A Novel of Suspense (writing as Carmichael Smith)

          Ria (writing as Felix C. Forrest)

          Carola (writing as Felix C. Forrest)



          PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE (writing as Paul M.A. Linebarger)

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