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Two Interesting Cordwainer Smith Articles

This must be old news to serious fans, but I am constantly amazed at all the articles that turn up about Cordwainer Smith. I discover some of them through using Google Alerts, but today’s post is about an ezine that one of the writers told me about. It’s a downloadable pdf, available at no cost:…

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Cordwainer Smith and Archaeology

I had never given a thought to my father’s effect on archaeology until I received this email from Dr. Alasdair Brooks, an archaeologist working in Australia [a.brooksATlatrobe.edu.au AFTER YOU REPLACE AT WITH @]. He wrote: You might be interested in an academic paper that I’ve written about your father’s work…The premise of the paper is…

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The Rediscovery of Cordwainer Smith

It may surprise Carol McGuirk that her mind reminds me of my father’s. When I read this insightful article, nearly 40 pages long, which appeared in SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES¬†in the¬†summer of 2001, it seemed to me that I was watching two hawks flying — sometimes together, sometimes making huge loops alone and then reconnecting. Time…

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