WorldCat Identities

Smith, Cordwainer 1913-1966

Overview
Works: 128 works in 361 publications in 10 languages and 3,296 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Short stories  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cordwainer Smith
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

37 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich man from another planet buys Earth to escape an enemy and winds up being Earth's benefactor
The rediscovery of man : the complete short science fiction of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Du XXe siècle à quinze mille ans plus tard, une histoire du futur de l'humanité et de sa conquête de l'espace construite comme une succession de chroniques individuelles formant peu à peu la toile de l'avenir. Les hommes sont dispersés dans la galaxie sous le contrôle des seigneurs de l'instrumentalité, guides omnipotents presque immortels grâce à une substance nommée stroon
The best of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cordwainer Smith was one of the original visionaries to think of humanity in terms of thousands of years in the future, spread out across the universe. This brilliant collection, often cited as the first of its kind, explores fundamental questions about ourselves and our treatment of the universe (and other beings) around us and ultimately what it means to be human. In "Scanners Live in Vain" we meet Martel, a human altered to be part machine—a scanner—to be able withstand the trauma space travel has on the body. Despite the stigma placed on him and his kind, he is able to regrasp his humanity to save another. In "The Dead Lady of Clown Town" we get to know the underpeople—animals genetically altered to exist in human form, to better serve their human owners—and meet D’Joan, a dog-woman who will make readers question who is more human: the animals who simply want to be recognized as having the same right to life, or the people who created them to be inferior. In "The Ballad of Lost C’mell" the notion of love being the most important equalizer there is—as first raised in "The Dead Lady of Clown Town"—is put into action when an underperson, C’mell, falls in love with Lord Jestocost. Who is to say her love for him is not as valid as any true-born human? She might be of cat descent, but she is all woman! And in "A Planet Named Shayol" it is an underperson of bull descent, and beings so mutilated and deformed from their original human condition to be now considered demons of a hellish land, who retain and display the most humanity when Mankind commits the most inhumane action of all" -- Page [4] of cover
You will never be the same by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1963 and 1987 in English and French and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They were the machines they guided; they were the ultra-fast brains that steered humanity's course through terrors and glories too great for ordinary flesh to bear ... and they were ordinary flesh
Quest of the three worlds by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casher O'Neill visits Mizzer, the resort planet; Pontoppidan, the planet of gems; and Henriada, the planet of eternal storms
Space lords by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

22 editions published between 1965 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet buyer : a science-fiction novel by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy considered to be defective may be executed to avoid overpopulation on his planet. He uses an ancient computer to come up with a plan to become wealthy, then uses the wealth to buy planet Earth
We the underpeople by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a far-flung future, planoforming ships knit together a galaxy ruled from Earth by the ruthless benevolence of the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, who presided over a utopia without death, danger—or freedom. The Underpeople, humanlike beings created from animals to do the work of utopia, had no rights, and could be disposed of at the whim of a human. But they had become more humanlike than their creators, and their leader, the cat woman C'Mell, had a plan for gaining their freedom—which made her much too dangerous a person to be permitted to live. Elsewhere in the galaxy, the planet Norstrilia had power of its own, for it was the only source of stroon, the drug which arrested aging and made humans immortal. Its inhabitants were wealthy beyond comprehension, and one of them, a boy named Rod McBan, with the help of his computer, had manipulated the galactic economy until he completely owned the planet Earth—which made him much too dangerous a person to be permitted to live. But when Rod came to Earth and joined forces with C'Mell and the Underpeople, the petrified utopia of the Instrumentality began to crack and fall apart as freedom was reborn in the galaxy. . ."--Publisher's description
The instrumentality of mankind by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

14 stories
When the people fell by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A sweeping saga of the centuries to come, from the new dark age that followed a global war, to the new civilization that arose from the ashes to colonize the stars. At first, the colonists use ships with gigantic sails, cruising on the waves of starlight, their captains having to become something part human and part machine; then later moving by planoforming ships which travel faster than light, but must defend themselves against the malevolent, mind-devouring creatures lurking in the dark between the stars. Then came the reign of the all-powerful Lords of the Instrumentality, who ruled Earth and its colony worlds with ruthless benevolence, suffocating the human spirit for millennia-until the time of the Rediscovery of Man, when the strange, lost concept of freedom was reborn"--Publisher
Stardreamer by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The game of rat and dragon by Cordwainer Smith( )

5 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only partners could fight this deadliest of wars--and the one way to dissolve the partnership was to be personally dissolved! "The game of rat and dragon" was Cordwainer Smith's third published story (and only his second as an adult), and the first he published in a major magazine. It's been a staple of cat-themed science fiction collections ever since
The science fiction hall of fame. the greatest science fiction stories of all time chosen by the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America by Robert A Heinlein( Recording )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the best science fiction stories published between 1929 and 1964 as selected by Science Fiction Writers of America
The science fiction hall of fame : volume one, 1929-1964 by Robert Silverberg( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come about before the institution of the Nebula Awards
Schlachten ohne Tote by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith( )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With an introduction by J. J. Pierce, this volume features the twelve most important stories by Cordwainer Smith, a unique writer who has fused wonder and poetry into imaginative tales that transcend both science and fiction.Scanners Live in VainAdam Stone has found a way for men to cross deep space alive--a discover that might kill him.The Lady Who Sailed the SoulHelen America voyages to the stars--and into a timeless legend of romance.Alpha Ralpha BoulevardThey thought it was a road to a dream that lasts forever--but dreams are made to be broken.The Ballad of the Lost C'MellNever has there been a girl quite like C'mell. She's not even human--but she's all woman.And eight more stunning stories by a man who dreamed the future
The underpeople by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underpeople by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Seigneurs de l'instrumentalité by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political doctrines of Sun Yat-sen : an exposition of the San Min Chu I by Cordwainer Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1963 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Norstrilia
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The rediscovery of man : the complete short science fiction of Cordwainer SmithWe the underpeopleWhen the people fellThe science fiction hall of fame : volume one, 1929-1964Concordance to Cordwainer Smith
Alternative Names

controlled identityLinebarger, Paul Myron Anthony, 1913-1966

Bearden, Anthony

Cordwainer Smith American author

Cordwainer Smith Amerikaans romanschrijver (1913-1966)

Cordwainer Smith amerikai író

Cordwainer Smith écrivain américain

Cordwainer Smith scrittore statunitense

Cordwainer Smith US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Schriftsteller

Cordwainer Smith Usana autoro

Forest, Felix C.

Forest, Felix C. 1913-1966

Forrest, Felix C.

Forrest Felix C. 1913-1966

Linebarger, P. M. A.

Linebarger, Paul

Linebarger, Paul M.

Linebarger, Paul M. A.

Linebarger, Paul M. A. 1913-1966

Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony.

Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony 1913-1966

Smith, C.

Smith, C. (Cordwainer), 1913-1966

Smith, Carmichael.

Smith Carmichael 1913-1966

Smith, Cordwainer

Smith, Cordwayner

Smith Cordwayner 1913-1966

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סמית, קורדווינר, 1913-1966

סמית, קורדויינר, 1913-1966

קורדוויינר סמית סופר אמריקאי

بول سميث مؤلف أمريكي

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スミス, コードウェイナー

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Languages
English (138)

French (45)

German (15)

Spanish (15)

Japanese (12)

Czech (4)

Italian (3)

Polish (2)

Hebrew (1)

Finnish (1)