Dune by Frank Herbert The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith The Golden Age by John C. Wright Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith The January Dancer by. The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith. James Mann, Editor, Cordwainer Smith, Editor, John J. Pierce, Introduction . The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith is the second book in the “NESFA’s Choice” series. It brings.

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By looking at these turning points in history, Smith is also examining, as the introduction clearly points out, the relationship between science and religion, the definition of the nature of Man both in biological and spiritual terms. Not much happens, and there are no surprises. Tolkien did for fantasy. Trivia About The Rediscovery o Living in Byzantium, a huge sky city floating above the land of Urkaine, he makes his living as a drone pilot – capable of being a cameraman who records the events unfolding in Urkaine or, with the weapons aboard his drone, of making a newsworthy event happen for his employers: I only have two regrets te reading it.

We need to use mwn to do this. Feb 20, MB Taylor rated it really liked it. The stories span most of that period. The elements of some stories are almost shockingly bizarre–perhaps the best modern comparison in this regard is China Tue, although Smith’s sensibilities are much less iconoclastic.


Although he only published one novel, Norstrilia, Cordeainer is well regarded for his short fiction, the majority of which is set in his future history of the Instrumentality of Mankind.

The Rediscovery of Man, as humans abandon their perfect but boring utopia in favor of a return to diversity, danger and dissimulation. A Scanner Darkly Details.

Of Men and Monsters Details. I very rarely mark things with five stars; this is definitely one that warrants it.

There’s even another cat shout out. The collection also contains short stories which do not take place in this universe. Really, people, this is some classic stuff. Last night I read “Scanners Live in Vain”the story that really put the author on the map – sort-of. Some of you are bad and kill other kinds of life. Her life is nothing out of the ordinary – smirh she falls in with the pirate Captain Nick Succorso. The Stars My Destination Details. Last And First Men Details. But somewhere along the line, they stopped being good, and started being repetitive and a little weird.

At times it puts me in mind of Franz Kafka, other times Phil Dick. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement. The Atrocity Exhibition Ballard, J.

The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith by Cordwainer Smith

Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is. Still, these are worthy, if a bit rambling, tales.

Aug 22, Mixu rated it it was amazing. The Crystal World Ballard, J. I love the love stories and the hyperbole and the whole world. Technology is often cruel but necessary, and generally has bizarre side effects requiring great sacrifice from those who employ it.


The 27 stories of the Instrumentality universe are then presented in order of internal chronology, followed by the odds and ends. Others of you are good and protect life.

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Some of Cordwainer Smith’s stories can be read there. Reading this book was a unique experience for me. At some point, the Instrumentality rises and starts to bring everyone back together again hence the redsicovery of Man” title and you get to see all the wackiness that occurs when everyone gets separated by large distances and centuries imagine a family reunion dordwainer very little common ground, or to make it easier, just imagine a family reunion.

The catalyst for change is the meeting between a witch and a group of underpeople, or non-persons.

The Rediscovery of Man

Other editions – View all The Rediscovery of Man: The Shadow of the Written September Jan 24, Paul van der Bijl rated it it was amazing. The brain is cut from the ears, the nose. One very special cat – Griselda!

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