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.”

Here’s a bit from that article: “There is something endearing about an author who is so open and unembarrassed in sharing his weird fantasies. And, to be fair, Smith constantly reaches for mythic grandeur in his accounts.” Well wroth reading the whole thing.

Was he Kirk Allen? Dunno. I used to think not, but Alan Elms has made a good case to me that he could have been.