The Remakable Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith

About This Illustrated Bibliography

Science fiction fans do an incredible amount of work in honor of the science fiction authors they admire, not to mention all the work that goes into the many science fiction conventions known as cons.

How lucky for us that back in 1979 Mike Bennett, already a Cordwainer Smith fan, took on the project of organizing a bibliography, first published as a booklet and later as a Help File, using a program designed for creating help files for software. The first bibliography came out before NESFA brought out their definitive editions of the complete works of Cordwainer Smith, in The Rediscovery of Man and Norstrilia -- which is to say, at a time when Cordwainer Smith's place in the history of science fiction was arguably more tenuous than it has since become. His bibliography made a contribution to the continuing presence of Cordwainer Smith in public awareness.

I recently noticed a used copy of Mike's original booklet someplace online, being offered for sale for quite a high price. Great for collectors, but you can read it here. Since the beginning of this website in 2000, Mike has allowed me to put it up on

I've done some editing of the pages in this section -- replacing the term help file when I've noticed it, rearrranging the location of images, and so on. And I've divided it into more pages. But otherwise, it is as Mike sent it to me. Thanks again, Mike!

Readers, use the menu to find all the treasure in this section. Specially useful may be the page about all the Cordwainer Smith stories and all the Cordwainer Smith-only books that they appeared in. By Cordwainer Smith-only, I mean that anthologies are not included.

Rosana Hart, webmaster



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 The Blog
 His Books
 The Rediscovery of Man, by Cordwainer Smith
 Norstrilia, by Cordwainer Smith
 Atomsk, by Carmichael Smith
 Ria, by Felix C. Forrest
 Carola, by Felix C. Forrest
 Psychological Warfare, by Paul M. A. Linebarger
 Letters from Paul, by Paul M. A. Linebarger
 Letters from Paul: One Letter
 Books about His Science Fiction
 Concordance to Cordwainer Smith, by Anthony Lewis
 The Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith, by Karen Hellekson
 Exploring Cordwainer Smith, Booklet by Andrew Porter
 Where You Can Get Books
 Cordwainer Smith at Amazon
 Cordwainer Smith at Alibris
 Cordwainer Smith at AbeBooks
 Cordwainer Smith on eBay
 Cordwainer Smith, the Author
 A Cordwainer Smith Panel Discussion
 Scholarly Corner, by Alan C. Elms
 What Other Science Fiction Authors Say
 What Readers Say
 Paul M. A. Linebarger, the Man
 Family Photos
 A Daughter's Memories
 Was Paul Linebarger Kirk Allen?
 His Arlington National Cemetery Bio and My Comments
 Rosana's Ramblings
 Rambling 1: Shakespeare Had It Wrong
 Rambling 2: The Return of C'mell, Sort Of
 Art Inspired by Cordwainer Smith
 Virgil Finlay
 Pierre Lacombe
 Craig Moore
 Corby Waste
 Annual Rediscovery Award
 2012 Fredric Brown
 2011 Katherine MacLean
 2010 Mark Clifton
 2009 A. Merritt
 2008 Stanley G. Weinbaum
 2007 Daniel F Galouye
 2006 William Hope Hodgson
 2005 Leigh Brackett
 Leigh Brackett: Her Biography
 2004 Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore
 2003 Edgar Pangborn
 2002 R. A. Lafferty
 2001 Olaf Stapledon
 Cordwainer Smith Foundation
 Cordwainer Smith T-Shirts
 Cordwainer Smith: Other Online Resources
 Contact Us
 Illustrated Bibliography, by Mike Bennett
 Introduction to the Illustrated Bibliography
 All the Stories and All the Books
 Chronological Book List
 Magazine Covers
 Book Covers
 Book Covers: Best of Cordwainer Smith
 Book Covers: Instrumentality of Mankind
 Book Covers: Norstrilia
 Book Covers: Planet Buyer
 Book Covers: Rediscovery of Man
 Book Covers: Quest of the Three Worlds
 Book Covers: Space Lords
 Book Covers: Stardreamer
 Book Covers: Under Old Earth
 Book Covers: Underpeople
 Book Covers: You Will Never Be the Same
 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger - Chronology
 Press Releases
 2008 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award Goes to Stanley G. Weinbaum
 2002: About the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award
 2001: First Rediscovery Award Ceremony
 2001: Creation of Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award