You Will Never Be the SameCordwainer Smith
science fiction, short stories
Cordwainer Smith had a vision of the future that created a legend in his lifetime – the universe of the Instrumentality of Man, of Norstrilia, of the Underpeople and their heroine C'Mell, of the Scanners – a vision shot through with the truth of poetry and prophecy.
This classic collection includes such famous stories as "The Lady Who Sailed the Soul," "The Game of Rat and Dragon," "Alpha Ralpha Boulevard," and "Scanners Live in Vain" – landmarks of imaginitive writing.
Read them and in truth YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
- Scanners Live in Vain
- The Game of Rat and Dragon
- Mark Elf
- The Burning of the Brain
- No, No, Not Rogov!
- Golden the Ship Was – Oh! Oh! Oh! (with Genevieve Linebarger)
- The Lady Who Sailed the Soul (with Genevieve Linebarger)
- Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
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.