DOWNLOAD AUDIOBOOK ê The Rediscovery of Man - by Cordwainer Smith #2020


  • Title: The Rediscovery of Man
  • Author: Cordwainer Smith
  • ISBN: 9781857988192
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Rediscovery of Man By Cordwainer Smith This is the 1999 British edition from Gollancz that includes 12 of the most famous short stories from Cordwainer Smith s Instrumentality of Mankind universe His complete stories are collected in the 1993 NESFA edition called The Rediscovery of Man The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith The stories feature governing Lords of the Instrumentality thatThis is the 1999 British edition from Gollancz that includes 12 of the most famous short stories from Cordwainer Smith s Instrumentality of Mankind universe His complete stories are collected in the 1993 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 1950 The Lady Who Sailed the Soul 1960 The Game of Rat and Dragon 1955 The Burning of the Brain 1958 Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh 1959 The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal 1964 The Dead Lady of Clown Town 1964 Under Old Earth 1966 Mother Hitton s Littul Kittons 1961 Alpha Ralpha Boulevard 1961 The Ballad of Lost C mell 1962 A Planet Named Shayol 1961
    Cordwainer Smith
    Pseudonym of Paul Myron Anthony LinebargerLinebarger also employed the literary pseudonyms Carmichael Smith for his political thriller Atomsk , Anthony Bearden for his poetry and Felix C Forrest for the novels Ria and Carola.Linebarger was also a noted East Asia scholar and expert in psychological warfare.

    The Rediscovery of Man By Cordwainer Smith

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    Algernon
    Legends and myths of a past that lays far into the future of humanity The first things that struck me as I picked up this collection is the particular style of Corwainer Smith of telling most of his science fiction stories as events shrouded in the mist of history, with all the epic scale and slight alterations of fact to suit the public image of a heroic figure I understand that the author was inspired in this by Chinese classical tales, like The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, borrowing the pas [...]

    Stuart
    The Rediscovery of Man The strangest future mythology you ll ever read Also posted at Fantasy Literature The universe that Cordwainer Smith created has captured the imagination of many SF fans and authors thanks to the short stories that have been collected in The Instrumentality of Mankind 1974 , The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1975 , and The Rediscovery of Man 1999 It is without doubt one of the strangest and most memorable creations in SF, even if it only affords short, tantalizing glimpses of a [...]

    Bradley
    I m gonna hit my bongo drum, Sun man Anyone up for a laminated mouse brain I love it So many great ideas packed into these short stories, I feel as giddy as if I sent my frozen cat people back two million years in the past to fight off the tragic planet of men, men, and nothing but men.Really, people, this is some classic stuff.

    Caro M.
    My acquaintance with Cordwainer Smith happened ages ago on the pages of a certain SF magazine I was reading A Planet Named Shayol and I was completely awed and even shocked The crazy imagination, the context and a bit of a hangman s humor everything was there Considering the whole thing was written in 1961 made it even impressive And Cordwainer what kind of weird name was that I was hooked.Then I forgot about the whole thing for about ten years.So now, when I got the whole The Rediscovery of Ma [...]

    Bokeshi
    Cordwainer Smith is one of the most distinctive and idiosyncratic SF writers, along with Jack Vance, whose writing is totally unlike any other author His far future tales of The Instrumentality of Mankind are completely original, uniquely strange, richly imaginative, full of wonder, mythic in scope, layered with humor and emotion, and simply unforgettable Do yourself a favor and read this underrated and overlooked masterwork.

    Simon
    Cordwainer Smith is a most unusual story writer whose execution and creativity in ideas usually outshone the way they were ended One usually expects a good, decisive ending to a SF short story but such was the sheer strangeness of his ideas, his poetical prose style and varied range of narrative techniques that I didn t mind too much.This collection contains about half the stories the author published pertaining to his vision of a future history of mankind They are arranged in chronological orde [...]

    Rhys
    Usually after reading a book I give it away A small number I keep for myself because I know I ll want to re read them in the future This volume belongs to the second category I only discovered Cordwainer Smith last year One of the stories in this book, The Dead Lady of Clown Town , is my favourite SF story ever Under Old Earth and Alpha Ralpha Boulevard aren t far behind.Smith started writing in the 1920s but he remained extremely obscure until publishing Scanners Live in Vain in 1950 Before dis [...]

    Jay
    NO ONE ELSE writes like this dude His titles are great Mother Hitton s Littol Kittuns, Alpha Ralpha Boulevard, The Burning of the Brain, Under Old Earth, Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh , The Game of Rat and Dragon Science fiction that draws on Chinese myth and a sense of immense, immovable age Stories that make me feel whirling and small.

    Jaime
    THE DEAD LADY OF CLOWN TOWN, SCANNERS LIVE IN VAIN , THE LADY WHO SAILED THE SOUL, THE CRIME AND GLORY OF COMMANDER SUZDAL, GOLDEN THE SHIP WAS OH OH OH , THE GAME OF RAT DRAGON, QUEEN OF THE AFTERNOON These are the hallucinatory and strange titles to some of the strange and hallucinatory tales penned by Cordwainer Smith Stylistically weird he apparently based much of his writing style on classical Chinese fiction like THE ROMANCE OF THE 3 KINGDOMS and full of unique word coinages and ideas Plan [...]

    Williwaw
    Smith is a fabulist His stories have a dream like, disorienting quality There s a grand scheme of future history lurking behind all his narratives Part of the fun and the dreaminess is that he never fully reveals all the details One of his fairy tale elements is the Underpeople, a race of partly human partly non human beings For example, there are races cat people and dog people These races are oppressed and shunned by ordinary humans and a group of god like rulers known as the Instrumentality I [...]

    Andrew
    When I finished The Rediscovery of Man, I felt like I had read an entire 20 novel future history cycle such is the totality and scope of this collection of interconnected short stories The closest and most obvious comparison would be Asmiov s Foundation books, but I honestly believe that The Rediscovery of Man does the same thing better in the space of about 300 pages The first story begins 4000 years in the future, and the stories proceed in chronological order from there Mindblowing.

    Simon Mcleish
    Originally published on my blog here in August 2001.In the fifties and sixties, Cordwainer Smith was one of the most original writers in the science fiction genre His stories include many undisputed classics Scanners Live in Vain, The Game of Rat and Dragon, The Lady Who Sailed the Soul, The Dead Lady of Clown Town, for example and introduced a level of psychological interest which was much greater than usual in a field generally considered fit only for the cheap pulp magazines Under his real na [...]

    Rebecca
    Whoa, I file this under giving sci fi a bad name At first I just found it not my cup of tea I don t go in for short stories or mythical far future stuff to begin with And Smith is so obsessed with moralizing about traditional gender roles it borders on misogyny But I tried to persevere and finish this for the SF Masterworks group Then Then I got to the story The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal which holds the dubious honor of being the most hateful piece of fiction I have ever read It s [...]

    Diego González
    A friend loaned me this collection of short stories and I was blown away Mr Smith constructs a coherent world that spans tens of thousands of years Each story offers us a glimpse into a particular point in this massive history.The thrust of the history here is the slow awakening of humanity to its common destiny with all sentient beings many of which have been created by humanity itself There is a sense of threat to high hopes Technology is often cruel but necessary, and generally has bizarre si [...]

    Dips
    I must admit, I didn t have the reaction most people seem to with Scanners live in Vain The Game of Rat and Dragon loosened me up, made me smile The universe of Cordwainer Smith started to fill out Space age, cold ingenuity of mankind, romance, eventual march of progress etc etc.And then The Dead Lady of Clown Town knocked me out I didn t expect it to move me to tears, or make me empathise with real world events.Taken all together, its an entire vast universe Some of the characters and stories m [...]

    spikeINflorida
    I preferred The Rediscovery of Man over the companion book The Instrumentality of Mankind Both books are a collection of post apocalypse short stories set in an interstellar empire ruled by the Lords of the Instrumentality Though praised by SF legends including Iain M Banks, Ursula K Leguin, and Stephen Baxter, my overall experience was mediocre Written with soft compassion and underlaid with brutal truth, standout stories were Scanners Live in Vain, The Game of Rat and Dragon, and The Ballad of [...]

    Craig
    Cordwainer Smith, pen name of Dr Paul Linebarger, was at least fifty years ahead of his time He was writing great, lyrical, thoughtful, modern stories before it was the cool thing to do He isn t too well known currently because he was never successful at novel length, but I guarantee that this book contains some of the best novelettes the field ever produced.

    Jay
    I recall seeing this book in the hours I spent waiting for my Mom to shop at the mall, hours I spent at Waldenbooks And I think I recall seeing this in the hands of some of the sci fi literati in my high school, so Cordwainer Smith had a kind of cachet in my mind Now that I finally got around to reading his works, I m glad I did The recent sci fi books I ve read have been story driven and technology driven while in this collection, I get of an arc of the future The stories are roughly related, [...]

    Charles
    This is a most unusual and original body of work I d heard of Cordwainer Smith pen name for Dr Paul Linebarger , who wrote some of the most influential and yet obscure science fiction in existence It is well worth the read But it is unique, and not to everyone s taste There are over a thousand reviews, so I will not add to that, other than to say that Dr Linebarger is famous for literally creating the military doctrines of psychological warfare during WWII, and taught Far Eastern Studies at John [...]

    Michael O'Donnell
    This review contains mild spoilers.Originally published as The Best of Cordwainer Smith in 1975, this collection consists of twelve stories set in the author s Instrumentality of Mankind universe The contents follow the internal chronology of the Instrumentality, giving the reader an overview of the history and development of the society in which the stories are set a society which is ruled by the hereditary Lords of the Instrumentality, who live for hundreds of years, thanks to the drug stroon [...]

    Andrew
    This is an anthology of science fiction short stories from the 1950s and 60s, published in this form in the 90s The author set most of his stories in the same future history, a vast expanse of time which according to the timeline at the front of the book lasts at least 14000 years The stories span most of that period Humans have spread out to colonise the galaxy, in an empire called the Instrumentality of Mankind that seems to control most aspects of life, and has an underclass of humanoid peopl [...]

    William Korn
    Cordwainer Smith did for science fiction what J.R.R Tolkien did for fantasy He created an alternate universe filled with such detail that his small but intensely devoted fan base was compelled to create a concordance and a timeline to keep track of it And he did it all in a few dozen short stories and one novel before he was cruelly struck down by a heart attack at the age of 53 His wife, Genevieve Linebarger, completed some of his unfinished stories from the notes he left The Rediscovery of Man [...]

    Vilijus
    ia reikt tarti por od i Nuo pat pirmo pasakojimo buvo ai ku, kad ia neeilin mokslin s fantastikos knyga Teko skaityt v lesni autori , toki kaip Iain M Banks ar Dan Simmons, kurie nenusileid ia fantazijos platumu, bet turint omeny tai, kad pirmas ios knygos pasakojimas Scanners Live in Vain para ytas 1950 m tenka tiesiog atsistoti ir nukelti kepur Tiek gylio ir stiprumo mokslin j fantastikoj tikrai reikt gerai paie koti Paskutinis pasakojimas A Planet Named Shayol puikiai vainikavo vis knyg ir po [...]

    Simon Hedge
    If you are looking for something to get your mind well and truly bent, try some Cordwainer Smith All the stories in this collection are part of the Instrumentality universe Smith s science fantasy tableau that sprawls across space and time The prose is very stylish At times it puts me in mind of Franz Kafka, other times Phil Dick Still other times Michael Moorcock Not to say that Smith is in any way derivative His is a unique voice, so much so I fancy I could pick out a story by him if the credi [...]

    Mixu
    Among the science fiction writers, Cordwainer Smith is quite unique His style is poetic, yet surgical His vision is clear, yet complex His characters are serious, yet funny His stories are about human condition and follies wrapped in a very science fictiony skin If you are a science fiction fan, there is really no excuse to read these wonderful fables If you are not, try these anyway, because Smith s stories are entertaining, thought provoking, and, first of all, artistic.

    Tony Marshall
    I read the story The Game of Rat and Dragon and I was so impressed with it that I sought out this book thinking that anyone who can write a story as fantastic as that one has got to be worth reading Well, I liked some of the stories, some were ok, some I just could not be bothered with If you haven t read The Game of Rat and Dragon then buy this book just for that one.

    Jeff Miller
    These are timeless stories that don t seem dated at all So many gems and all worthwhile I had heard his name before, but never read any of his stories Thankfully now rectified.

    Miriam
    Have been thinking about this a lot since I finished it Have been having trouble putting together my thoughts well enough for a review Notes for now Time scale astonishing So good.Biology also super neat appropriately baffling intelligently archaic and grungy depictions of future ways I love the soviet take on the space age this is something I discuss with my cohabitant, a student of all things cold war mechanical takes on the electronic age can tell us so much about the future author thought ab [...]

    Jean
    This is the 1975 collection published by Doubleday Del Rey and republished by the Science Fiction Book Club It is a marvelous collection as were all done in that series It has the following stories Scanners Live in Vain, The Lady Who Sailed The Soul,The Game of Rat and Dragon, The Burning of the Brain, The Crime and the Glory Of Commander Suzdal, Golden the Ship Was Oh Oh Oh , The Dead Lady of Clown Town, Under Old Earth,Mother Hitton s Littul Kittons,Alpha Ralpha Boulevard,The Ballad Of Lost C [...]

    Otessa
    I can see why so many of the preeminent SF writers list Smith s work as a seminal influence to their own The ingenuity and scope of Smith s work is awe inspiring That said, the execution itself is often wooden This is a novel of ideas and thematic virtuosity, rather than one of unparalleled narrative finesse This is still a book very worthy of looking into especially Cordwainer s description of the pain of space When put into historical context, his stories are particularly meaningful as his wor [...]

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