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Kornbluth, C. M. (Cyril M.) 1923-1958

Works: 214 works in 633 publications in 10 languages and 6,712 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Creator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3561.O67, 813.54
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Most widely held works by C. M Kornbluth
The space merchants by Frederik Pohl( Book )

60 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitchell Courtenay, an advertising copywriter of the future is assigned to sway public support for the American colonization of Venus
The best of C.M. Kornbluth by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each story preceded by a paragraph of commentary
Wolfbane by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

42 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Earth is chill ... only a small artificial sun, renewed every five years, stands between mankind and utter extinction."--Back cover
The Syndic by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and French and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this golden age sci-fi novel, war has rendered significant portions of Europe either uninhabitable or barbaric. The U.S. Government has failed, to be replaced by organized crime--Syndic is short for Syndicate
Gladiator-at-law by Frederik Pohl( Book )

26 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and Hungarian and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America two hundred years hence with the poulation strictly divided into the "haves", who live in electronically operated dream-dwellings, and the "have-nots" slum-dwellers. The chief hope of escape for the latter is to win a prize at one of the organized Field Days that are bloodthirsty reminders of the Roman Games. Lawyer Mundin and a strange bunch of friends plan to change all that
A mile beyond the moon by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1976 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Search the sky by Frederik Pohl( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halsey's Planet is in decline, and when a generation ship arrives, having failed to contact six other planets, Ross is sent to discover the state of the interstellar colonies. He is given a ship which can make the trip from colony to colony almost instantaneously. The technology used in the ship has been kept a secret because it could give rise to interstellar war if one colony decided to conquer others. However, the isolated populations are also affected by genetic drift resulting in a decline in their societies
Not this August by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

16 editions published between 1953 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venus, Inc. by Frederik Pohl( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Space Merchants is a satirical vision of Earth's foreseeable future when advertising had gone mad and society is divided into those who sell and the lowly consumers who buy. The Merchant's War takes up the story a generation later, when Venus is slowly but steadily becoming habitable ... a conservationist-controlled world on which advertising is outlawed and consumer protection is the norm
His share of glory : the complete short science fiction of C.M. Kornbluth by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marching morons : and other famous science fiction stories by C. M Kornbluth( )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published more than 60 years ago, this dark and prescient story of a future devolved to idiocy remains one of the most frightening visions to have emerged from the science fiction of that decade. Envisioning a future United States overwhelmed by a citizenry of low IQ (a consequence of the overbreeding of the stupid) Kornbluth was in fact writing of an observed present. The steady, inexorable descent of human intelligence obsessed Kornbluth, was one of his major themes and reached its truest statement in this novelette. The secret masters of Kornbluth's future are a small population of the intelligent who in subterranean fashion run the country but the "marching morons" overwhelm them and they summon a cynical entrepreneur from the past to help them deal with the dilemma. Weak on technology (a time machine is employed scoop the entrepreneur into their present) the novelette is deadly accurate in its portrait of a society sunk in stupid television, ornate, worthless automobiles and catchphrases which substitute for thought. The denouement is absolutely uncompromising and its utter bleakness is refractory not of a speculative future (which it may well be) but a present which Kornbluth found omnipresent and unbearable. In terms of social statement and extrapolation The Marching Morons stands with Orwell's 1984 or Forster's The Machine Stops as shattering anatomization of an inevitable future
Takeoff by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

10 editions published between 1952 and 1958 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fantasía científica de nuestro tiempo (fantaciencia), se apoya en datos científicos bien fundamentados y concretos que constituyen el bastidor sobre el que la imaginación del novelista ha tejido la rica trama de su fantasía. Agrega a la emoción propia de la literatura de aventuras, esa pizca de verosimilitud que enciende nuestros sueños: "puede ser cierto... llegará a ser cierto... quizás yo mismo llegue a verlo..." La tierra de los continentes inexplorados, de las míticas hazañas, ya no se encuentran en nuestro planeta ni en nuestra edad. Los modernos jasones que hoy buscan el vellocino de oro, dirigen sus miradas al espacio inmenso y los planetas lejanos. PARTIDA marca el comienzo de la materialización de esos sueños. Es, a un mismo tiempo, la historia llena de emociones, suspenso y peripecias de la partida del primer cohete interplanetario y el testimonio del origen de una nueva edad. El punto de partida de una nueva cronología. C.M. Kornbluth, uno de los más destacados valores de este género literario, nos da, con esta obra, una hermosa muestra de su viva imaginación y sus relevantes dotes de escritor
The wonder effect by Frederik Pohl( Book )

8 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The explorers, short stories by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

9 editions published between 1954 and 1963 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WITH THESE HANDS by C. M Kornbluth( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his career Kornbluth like many science fiction writers of his generation struggled with the issue of art's role in an increasingly technologized and dehumanized society. Did the creative artist, the individual work, have any role in a culture which was increasingly devoted to replication, to the homogenization of audience, to the suppression of irregularity or individuality? Was art in fact necessary or merely a distraction? Kornbluth was never able to resolve this personally or in his fiction; perhaps if he had not died in his mid-thirties he would have reached some accommodation. WITH THESE HANDS was written at 27, very early in an ordinary career and a Biblical span, but already late career for Kornbluth and the story knows it. Kornbluth's painter (a surrogate as is so often the case in literature for the writer) struggles with this issue, with his relevance, with the issue of spirit and is forced to knowledge unwillingly. The story is an excellent example of the prejudice and force of the editing of Horace Gold, the editor of GALAXY magazine: in THE BEST OF CYRIL KORNBLUTH (compiled in 1976 from several earlier collections) the story ends in corporeal despair and a kind of ambiguous spirituality. The original version in GALAXY which of course was mandatory for The Galaxy Project collection has a far more optimistic ending; the final long scene of salvation was obviously either written by Gold or by Kornbluth at Gold's insistence. This provides unusual insight into the laboratory of writer-editor synergy ... whether the ending was actually done by Kornbluth to editorial order or whether Gold added it to the story (he had been known to edit this brutally) is the most significant part of the compound mystery of the novelette
Critical mass by Frederik Pohl( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen o'clock and other zero hours by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gunner Cade by Cyril Judd( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best SF stories of C.M. Kornbluth by C. M Kornbluth( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Italian and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The space merchants by Frederik Pohl( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.40 (from 0.07 for C.M. Kornb ... to 1.00 for Papers, 19 ...)

His share of glory : the complete short science fiction of C.M. Kornbluth
WolfbaneHis share of glory : the complete short science fiction of C.M. KornbluthThe space merchants
Alternative Names

controlled identityJudd, Cyril

controlled identityPark, Jordan, 1924-1958

Bellin, Edward J.


Corwin, Cecil

Corwin Cecil 1923-1958

Cyril Kornbluth Amerikaans auteur

Cyril M. Kornbluth americký spisovatel

Cyril M. Kornbluth amerykański pisarz fantastyki naukowej

Cyril M. Kornbluth autore di fantascienza statunitense

Cyril M. Kornbluth Escritor estadounidense de ciencia ficción

Cyril M. Kornbluth US-amerikanischer Science-Fiction-Autor und Mitglied der Futurians

Davies, Walter C.

Eisner, Simon, književnik

Falconer, Kenneth, književnik

Gottesman, S. D.

Judd Cyril

Judd, Cyril, 1923-1958

Kornblat, S. M.

Kornblat, S. M. 1924-1958

Kornblut Cyril M. 1923-1958

Kornblut M. C. 1923-1958

Kornbluth, C

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Kornbluth, C. M. (Cyril M.), 1923-1958

Kornbluth, C. M. (Cyril M.), 1924-1958

Kornbluth, Cyril

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Kornbluth, Cyril M. 1924-1958

Kornbluth, M. C., 1923-1958

Kornblūts, S., 1924-1958

Park, Jordan

Park Jordan 1923-1958

Park, Jordan 1924-1958

Корнблат С.

Корнблат С.М.

Корнблат Сирил

Корнблат, Сирил, 1924-1958

Корнблат, Сирилл М.

Сиріл Корнблас

סיריל מ. קורנבלות'

سيريل كورنبلوث

سیریل م. کورنبلوت

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콘블루스, C. M

콘블루스, 시릴 M

コーンブルース, C. M

コーンブルース, シリル・M