Cordwainer Smith Quotes

Do you have favorite quotes from Cordwainer Smith / Paul Linebarger? If so, do post them and where they are from, in the comments. When I was designing some t-shirts for the site, I re-read The Dead Lady of Clown Town online, and the link takes you to where you can do that at no…

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Have Yourself a Merry Little… Cordwainer?

I do this website in the hopes of bringing the Cordwainer Smith work to more people. With the holidays soon to be upon us, here are three ways that you too can spread the word, while shopping or without spending anything. Of course you can do these at any time of year! 1. Give a…

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Here’s an email I received this week from Cordwainer Smith artist Corby Waste, reprinted with his permission: Well, well, well, here’s something REALLY amazing – it seems that the Hubble Space Telescope has taken it’s first picture of a planet orbiting another star. Out of all the stars in the universe it happened to photograph…

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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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Paul M A Linebarger was Born 95 Years Ago This Year

On July 11 of this year, I was deep into the total makeover of cordwainer-smith.com and it wasn’t till well into the morning that I did a bit of math and realized that since my father was born in 1913, that was 95 years ago. Since he died so young, in his 50s,

What can already be said about the place of Cordwainer Smith in the history of science fiction? How will he be remembered as a science fiction author? Your opinions are welcomed. Me, I really don’t know, but

Cordwainer Smith Has Been Published in Many Languages

Cordwainer Smith science fiction has been published in many languages. For years, every now and then I would get a package of books in some language I couldn’t read, sent to me by Cordwainer Smith’s literary agent. I could tell pretty much what stories were in them, but beyond that I just tossed them on…

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Arthur Burns Writes about Paul M A Linebarger

I’ve alread blogged about some comments about my father from his close friend, Australian Arthur Burns, in an interview with John Foyster. Here are some bits from an article Arthur wrote after my father died–they sure brought back memories for me, especially the physical description. Thanks to John Foyster for the right to use this…

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Arthur Burns Talks About Paul Linebarger

Arthur Burns was an Australian friend of my father’s. I remember him and his wife Netta, and their children, particularly from 1961, when I was a college student in France and I stayed with them in London around Christmas; they were living there for the year. One evening as we discussed plans for the next…

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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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The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum

Stanley G. Weinbaum was the recipient of this year’s Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award… that link takes you to my page about him and his writing on this website, which also explains the award, if you aren’t familiar with it.

With Paul Linebarger in Mexico in 1952

My husband Kelly and I live much of the time nowadays in Mexico. In 2002, we were living year-round in Colorado when I got a bee in my bonnet that I had to get back to Mexico to celebrate 50 years since my first trip there with my father. That trip led to several others,…

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