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Smith, Cordwainer 1913-1966

Works: 130 works in 344 publications in 10 languages and 3,283 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Short stories  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS648.S3, 813.54
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Publications about Cordwainer Smith
Publications by Cordwainer Smith
Publications by Cordwainer Smith, published posthumously.
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 526 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 )
26 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 451 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 369 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 234 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 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 150 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 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 102 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
When the people fell by Cordwainer Smith( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The instrumentality of mankind by Cordwainer Smith( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 81 libraries worldwide
14 stories
Stardreamer by Cordwainer Smith( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Schlachten ohne Tote by Cordwainer Smith( Book )
2 editions published in 1960 in German and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The underpeople by Cordwainer Smith( Book )
12 editions published between 1975 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The best of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith( file )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in English and held by 18 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 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Under old earth, and other explorations by Cordwainer Smith( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Linebarger, Paul Myron Anthony, 1913-1966

Bearden, Anthony
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
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
Кордвайнер Сміт
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סמית, קורדווינר, 1913-1966
סמית, קורדויינר, 1913-1966
קורדוויינר סמית סופר אמריקאי
بول سميث مؤلف أمريكي
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English (119)
French (33)
Spanish (15)
German (14)
Japanese (12)
Czech (4)
Italian (3)
Polish (2)
Hebrew (1)
Finnish (1)
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