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Cordwainer Smith

Gateway Essentials: Cordwainer Smith

Paul Linebarger was born 103 years ago, today, which is good an excuse as any to present his SF Masterworks and Gateway Essentials. What’s that? You say?  Never heard of him? Ah! Well, that could be because . . . US foreign policy adviser Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger published under a number of pseudonyms – […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: June 2016

    ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov   Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: ‘The Ruin’ Many great works of science fiction, from […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Norstrilia

Cordwainer Smith was the most famous pen name of US foreign policy adviser Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger. He held a PhD in Political Science from Johns Hopkins, served in the US military during the Second World War and acted as an adviser to President Kennedy. His godfather was the Chinese revolutionary and political leader, Sun […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, New Releases

Happy Publication Day 11th February 2016!

Looking for a new book to beat the winter blues? We’ve got four out of this world SF adventures out in bookshops and online today, that will take you far away from the dark winter days and keep you reading late into the night. Glorious Angels by Justina Robson-Shortlisted for the BSFA Best Novel Award […]

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Readers’ Choice: Cordwainer Smith’s The Rediscovery of Man

This week’s Readers Choice, which comes to us from SF Gateway forum member, The Star Plunderer, is Cordwainer Smith‘s The Rediscovery of Man. Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. An insterstellar empire ruled by the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from […]

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