Do you have a favorite from among all of Cordwainer Smith’s stories? If so, do post a comment, and if you feel like it, add some remarks about why it’s your favorite, how it has affected you, etc.

My own favorite is “The Dead Lady of Clown Town,” and I suppose the reasons go deep into my childhood, but I’ll just say that the way the power of love shines through the story has helped me through some rough spots.