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The Rediscovery of Man Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man By Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith


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Summary

The future is an interstellar empire ruled by the Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from the planet Norstrilia confers on them virtual immortality; a future in which wealthy humanity is served by the underpeople, genetically engineered animals made to look human.

The Rediscovery of Man Summary

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. An insterstellar empire ruled by the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from the planet Norstrilia confers on them virtual immortality. A world in which wealthy and leisured humanity is served by the underpeople, genetically engineered animals turned into the semblance of people. A world in which the great ships which sail between the stars are eventually supplanted by the mysterious, instantaneous technique of planoforming. A world of wonder and myth, and extraordinary imagination.

About Cordwainer Smith

SALES POINTS * #10 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written * 'Read this. Cordwainer Smith is timeless' -- Terry Pratchett * 'Smith's Instrumentality is the most complex and lyrical of all future histories, redolent with future antiquity. It is a history of a mankind transformed, oddly convincingly, by a relentless series of changes - war, genetic engineering, interstellar travel, immortality - and Smith's remarkable, rich prose gives shivery hints of a darkly imagined universe extending far beyond the boundaries of the stories. Lush, strange, unique, a treasure.' -- Stephen Baxter

Additional information

GOR001516963
9781857988192
1857988191
The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
19990513
400
N/A
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