Part speculation, part biography, part imagination, part philosophy… Cordwainer Smith, Lord of the Afternoon, is not an easy book to describe or categorize. It first came out in 1984, in Argentina, in the original Spanish. Pablo Capanna, Italian by birth and Argentinian from the age of ten, writes from his heart. My reading Spanish isn’t…
Cordwainer Smith, Lord of the Afternoon, by Pablo Capanna
Article in the Atlantic Online about Cordwainer Smith
Scholar Alan Elms, who has been working on a biography of Paul M. A. Linebarger / Cordwainer Smith, just emailed me a link to this article about Cordwainer Smith. (Hmm, you have to click through on “Read More” to see the link.) I was amused by the thought of my father as a “part time earthling.”…
Psychological Warfare is Finally FINALLY Back in Print!
For years I’ve been writing apologetic emails to readers who yearned to read my father’s Psychological Warfare but couldn’t find it for under several hundred dollars on the used book market. For years our agents and I have been emailing with publishers who were going to reprint it. But none of them followed through, until…
Fredric Brown Wins the 2012 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award
At Readercon this summer it was announced that Fredric Brown was the recipient of the 2012 Reidscovery Award, given each year to a writer, living or dead, worthy of rediscovery. Here is the page I did about him on the main part of this website: Fredric Brown.
Writing about My Dad and His Work on Squidoo
Squidoo is a large website where anyone can put pages, or lenses as they are called there–to emphasize the sense of focus on one topic on a page…. err, I mean lens! Anyway, I now have three of the things there on my father and his work. Do click through and take a look! I…
Cordwainer Smith in the Wall Street Journal
I always get a kick out of seeing where my father's science fiction gets mentioned… this is the first time I've noticed it in the Wall Street Journal, though it certainly could have been there before. How the Solar System Was Won Wall Street Journal "The great writers of sci-fi's past would salute Mr….
Update on Our Agents
Our last agent, Ralph Vicinanza, died unexpectedly about a year and a half ago. With the help of Vince Gerardis, our film agent, we’ve gotten by and just recently he helped us connect with Eleanor Wood of Spectrum Literary Agency. That link takes you to the agency’s website, where you can see, among other things,…
New Contact Information for Our Agents
People who want to contact us regarding the rights to publishing Cordwainer Smith stories, making films or other media, etc. — we now have a new email address for one of our agents. I never handle this sort of thing myself. You can find it at: http://www.cordwainer-smith.com/contact.htm Please don’t contact me; I just forward thing…
Katherine MacLean wins the 2011 Rediscovery Award
For the first time, the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award has gone to a living writer. You can see her chatting on youtube! See the page on my main site: Katherine MacLean to find out more.
Blog post about Cordwainer Smith in German
A few days ago Stefan Manske wrote to me. As Random House (Heyne-Verlag) published all IoM-Stories as \”Was aus den Menschen wurde\” in Germany, he was going to do a blog post on the the homepage of the Science Fiction Club Germany, founded in 1955. He asked if he could use an illustration from here….
Frederik Pohl Blogs about Cordwainer / Paul
See: http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2010/12/cordwainer-smith-the-ballad-of-lost-linebarger-part-1/ and http://www.thewaythefutureblogs.com/2010/12/cordwainer-smith-the-ballad-of-lost-linebarger-part-2/ And while I’m here, here is a link to another good CS article: http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2010/09/21/tripping-cyborgs-and-organ-farms-the-fictions-of-cordwainer-smith/
Laminated Rat Brains
Thanks to CS scholar for this find… scroll down a ways: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13512_3-10372708-23.html