Under Old Earth and Other ExplorationsCordwainer Smith
science fiction, short stories
A collection of stories.
- Introduction by Anthony Cheetham
- The Game of Rat and Dragon
- On the Sand Planet
- Under Old Earth
- Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
- The Ballad of Lost C'mell
- The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal
- A Planet Named Shayol
The NESFA Press volume The Rediscovery of Man reprints all 30-odd of Smith's science fiction stories, including the Casher O'Neill ones later fixed up as Quest of the Three Worlds (1966). The identically titled Gollancz volume is a reprint of the 1975 Del Rey volume The Best of Cordwainer Smith, which comprises about half of the complete short fiction. NESFA has also done an edition of Smith's only SF novel, Norstrilia, originally published in two halves as The Planet Buyer (1964) and The Underpeople (1968) and only published in one volume in 1975. And the Baen volume We the Underpeople contains five long stories plus Norstrilia. The NESFA Rediscovery of Man is suited best for Smith's fan as a proofread hardback, and annotated with helpful background information.