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Title:The Rediscovery of Man
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Gollancz
ISBN:1857988191
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Number of Pages:368
Category:Science fiction, Collections, Short stories, Anthologies

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Rediscovery of Man This is the British edition from Gollancz that includes of the most famous short stories from Cordwainer Smith s Instrumentality of Mankind universe His complete stories are collected in the NESFA edition called The Rediscovery of Man The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith The stories feature governing Lords of the Instrumentality that are immortal with drug stroon from planet Norstrilia Underpeople are humanoid slaves genetically modified from animals Starships are replaced by instantaneous planoforming A unique and strange future history unlike any other .

Scanners Live in Vain The Lady Who Sailed the Soul The Game of Rat and Dragon The Burning of the Brain Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal The Dead Lady of Clown Town Under Old Earth Mother Hitton s Littul Kittons Alpha Ralpha Boulevard The Ballad of Lost C mell A Planet Named Shayol

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Quest of the Three Worlds, The Planet Buyer, Scanners Live in Vain, We the Underpeople, The Instrumentality of Mankind (Instrumentality of Mankind), The Game of Rat and Dragon, When the People Fell, The Rediscovery of Man, Norstrilia, The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
This is the British edition from Gollancz that includes of the most famous short stories from Cordwainer Smith s Instrumentality of Mankind universe His complete stories are collected in the NESFA edition called The Rediscovery of Man The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith The stories feature governing Lords of the Instrumentality that are immortal with drug stroon from planet Norstrilia Underpeople are humanoid slaves genetically modified from animals Starships are replaced by instantaneous planoforming A unique and strange future history unlike any other br br Scanners Live in Vain br The Lady Who Sailed the Soul br The Game of Rat and Dragon br The Burning of the Brain br Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh br The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal br The Dead Lady of Clown Town br Under Old Earth br Mother Hitton s Littul Kittons br Alpha Ralpha Boulevard br The Ballad of Lost C mell br A Planet Named Shayol, Man has conquered space but not without costs To maintain the space lanes Scanners have to undergo an operation in which their brain is severed from their sensory inputs to block the pain of space Scanner Martel has made this sacrifice He must monitor his vital functions via implanted dials and instruments in his chest His only respite from this isolated existence is his ability to occasionally cranch and return to some sort of normalcy with his wife Luci br br br br But now a man named Adam Stone has claimed that he has a found a way to travel in the deep of space without the use of the Scanners Through the twisted logic of the community of Scanners it is decided that Adam Stone must die Martel while cranched realizes the madness of that solution and that all i Scanners Live in Vain i br br br br Voted by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the great stories of all time and is included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthology, The third story in this volume takes place years in the future When you realize that the stories are ordered chronologically you begin to grasp the scale of Cordwainer Smith s creation Regimes technologies planets moralities religions histories all rise and fall through his millennia br br These are futuristic tales told as myth as legend as a history of a distant and decayed past Written in an unadorned voice reminiscent of James Tiptree Jr Smith s visions are dark and pessimistic clearly a contrast from the mood of SF in his time in the s s and s it was still thought that science would cure the ills of humanity In Smith s tales space travel takes a horrendous toll on those who pilot the ships through the void After reaching perfection the lack of strife stifles humanity to a point of decay and stagnation the Instrumentality of Mankind arises in order to stir things up Many stories describe moral dilemmas involving the humanity of the Underpeople beings evolved from animals into humanlike forms br br Stories not to be missed in this collection include Scanners Live in Vain The Dead Lady of Clown Town Under Old Earth The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal Mother Hitton s Littul Kittons and the truly disturbing A Planet Called Shayol Serious SF fans should not pass up the chance to experience Cordwainer Smith s complex distinctive vision of the far future br i Bonnie Bouman i br br Contents br br vii Introduction John J Pierce br xv Editor s Introduction James A Mann br No No Not Rogov ss If Feb br War No Q ss revised from The Adjutant Jun as by Karolman Junghar br Mark Elf Mark XI Vom Acht sisters ss Saturn May br The Queen of the Afternoon Vom Acht sisters nv Galaxy Apr br Scanners Live in Vain nv Fantasy Book br The Lady Who Sailed The Soul nv Galaxy Apr br When the People Fell ss Galaxy Apr br Think Blue Count Two na Galaxy Feb br The Colonel Came Back from Nothing at All ss br The Game of Rat and Dragon ss Galaxy Oct br The Burning of the Brain ss If Oct br From Gustible s Planet ss If Jul br Himself in Anachron ss br The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal ss Amazing May br Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh ss Amazing Apr br The Dead Lady of Clown Town na Galaxy Aug br Under Old Earth nv Galaxy Feb br Drunkboat nv Amazing Oct br Mother Hitton s Littul Kittons nv Galaxy Jun br Alpha Ralpha Boulevard nv F amp SF Jun br The Ballad of Lost C Mell nv Galaxy Oct br A Planet Named Shayol nv Galaxy Oct br On the Gem Planet Casher O Neill nv Galaxy Oct br On the Storm Planet Casher O Neill na Galaxy Feb br On the Sand Planet Casher O Neill nv Amazing Dec br Three to a Given Star Casher O Neill nv Galaxy Oct br Down to a Sunless Sea nv F amp SF Oct br War No Q as by Karolman Junghar ss The Adjutant Jun original version br Western Science Is So Wonderful ss If Dec br Nancy The Nancy Routine ss Satellite Mar br The Fife of Bodidharma ss Fantastic Jun br Angerhelm nv Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br The Good Friends ss Worlds of Tomorrow Oct br br, No description available