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The Best of Cordwainer Smith

by Cordwainer Smith

Cover artist: Darrell Sweet

Publisher: Ballantine

Pub year: 1975

Cover price: $1.95


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The Universe of Cordwainer Smith

A thousand planets acknowledged one power — the instrumentality of Mankind. But the Underpeople — created by the Overlords to be their servants — owned fealty only to themselves...

Here in one volume are the 12 most important stories of the unique writer who fused wonder and poetry into imaginative tales that transcend both science and fiction.

Scanners Live in Vain
Adam Stone had found the way for men to cross Deep Space alive — a discovery that might kill him!

The Lady Who Sailed the Soul
Her name was Helen America, and she voyaged out to the stars — and into a timeless legend of romance....

Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
They thought it was a road to a dream that would last forever — but dreams are made to be broken!

The Ballad of the Lost C'mell
Never was there a girl quite like C'mell. She was not even a human being — but she was all woman!

A Planet Named Shayol
Hell itself is not much to fear — if the people in it are good to each other!

— And 7 more stunning stories ... by a man who dreamed the future.

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