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This is the only novel Cordwainer Smith ever wrote during his distinguished career. It tells the story of a boy form the planet Old North Australia (where rich, simple farmers grow the immortality drug Stroon), how he bought Old Earth, and how his visit to Earth changed both him and Earth itself. "Vividly drawn and wonderfully suggestive...confirms that Cordwainer Smith was one of science fiction's most original writers." -- "Science Fiction: The Best 100 Novels" "Better than any writer we've yet seen, Smith represents the sense of awe and wonder that is the heart of science fiction." -- Scott Edelman, "Science Fiction Age"
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1975.
ISBN: 9780345323002
Branch Call Number: SCI FI Smith, Cord-, wainer
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,18 cm.


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Apr 10, 2015

Good science fiction from a time when the authors and editors expected their readers to be literate, intelligent and discerning. Smith's actual name was Paul Anthony Linebarger. He was the godson of Sun Yat Sen, founder of modern China. His interesting life details can be found online and are as intriguing as the books he wrote.


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