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Empieza a leer Norstrilia S. Detalles del fordwainer Libro de bolsillo Editor: Del Rey Idioma: This is perhaps my favorite science fiction novel.
It has a strange plot, strange characters, and you really can’t tell what’s going to happen next. It deals with themes about the meaning of human life and how to best live it. Science fiction rarely does that, and even more rarely does it well.
I found the novel touching. If Cordwainer Smith is new to you, then start with one of his short stories. This will tell you if you like the kind of fiction he writes. The ocrdwainer is very much like his stories.
This novel is best read after you have read several of his stories.
Norstrilia (S.F. MASTERWORKS): : Cordwainer Smith: Libros en idiomas extranjeros
Many of the characters from his stories make appearances, and this gives it the feeling of wrapping up the best of Cordwainer Smith. The edition corswainer high quality. In an appendix there are snippets from ocrdwainer versions that aren’t in the current version. It was originally two separate novels and there are cordwaiiner differences among various editions. Simply put, if you haven’t read Cordwainer Smith – you need to.
Smith – actually an academic named Paul Linebarger – combines a storytelling style from classic Chinese literature with his own imagination to create a future history spanning from “the first men in space” to tens of thousands of years in the future. Man changes, loses himself, and rediscovers himself during these years.
The funny thing is – all Norstrilians are immensely rich since they raise enormous sick sheep who are infected with a virus that can be distilled into an immortality drug stroon! They keep themselves simple by import duties that range up to millions of percent of the purchase price. Rod long story manages to corner about one year’s worth of the stroon harvest on the exchanges and is now rich enough to buy much of Earth. Along the way, he meets a lot of odd folks including himself – don’t ask and realizes in the end that the thing he really sought was much closer to his dry dusty station on Norstrilia.
The novel can be read alone from Smith’s short stories, but the characters and situations in each are interwoven with the other.
Therefore, read it cordwwainer – it will be a much richer experience! The only thing I can’t tell you is which ones short stories or Norstrilia to read first. I read the short stories in the mid 70s first and msith read Norstrilia right after. Others to whom I’ve recommended Smith read it in the other order. No one was disappointed! By the way, one of the reasons to read Smith if you love SF is that many of the past and current masters of the genre e.
Reading Smith is really opening a door to imagination – grounded in strange people and strange societies that for all their strangeness are strangely familiar! It probably pays to read a few reviews before starting on the works of an author you haven’t come cordawiner before. Particularly if that author is dead and I say this cordwainsr I believe Cordwainer Smith was an exceptional Author.
I read his later book first and as one review stated I would do myself a favour by reading a collection of his short stories first The Rediscovery of Man: The style is unique in my libos but the story line-what you can make of it initially-is intriguing and dare I say bizarre.
Two hundred tonne diseased sheep give humankind extended existences. The sheep’s farmers are rich beyond imagining with a lifestyle that ignores this fact. They live in New Australia, a planet smity from old, old earth and what could be more normal than to use your wealth to purchase old earth at the behest of a personal computer.
This is just the beginning and you will need to read all to be enlightened, or not, as the case may be. I started of intrigued, thought about quitting at one point and finally congratulated cordwaiber on seeing it through. I wanted more and will not get it unfortunately but am grateful for the opportunity and privilege. The other reviewers have covered the story and back story, the interesting history of the author and the beauty of his writing.
I’d rather focus on how it effected me as a teenager in the s. I’d read very good writers but rarely found great writing and science fiction. I didn’t understand at corcwainer why this novel so appealed to me. I’d found it in the cheap disposal bin of an Sf bookshop.
It was the split version titled ” The Planet Buyer”, only decades later did I read the rest. There were depths rarely found in great crdwainer, let alone pulp science fiction. There were other writers who influenced me as a teenager, Asimov, Aldiss, Zelazny etc Perhaps being Australian played a role.
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Read all of Smith and be absorbed into his strange universe, appreciate the artistry and his boundless imagination.
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