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Cordwainer Smith/P. Linebarger in Johns Hopkins mag

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  • Started 1 month ago by Mark Pontin
  • Latest reply from Steve R.

  1. Mark Pontin
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    There's a long profile of Paul Linebarger who wrote SF as Cordwainer Smith in the Fall 2018 issue of Johns Hopkins University's magazine.

    Throngs of himself: Paul Linebarger wrote science fiction as Cordwainer Smith. His multiple selves did not stop there.

    By Ashley Stimpson and Jeffrey Irtenkauf / Published Fall 2018

    https://hub.jhu.edu/magazine/2018/fall/cordwainer-smith-paul-linebarger/

    It's of definite interest even if you've read up about Linebarger -- though it gets "Scanners Live In Vain" wrong -- since it covers the various aspects of Linebarger/Smith's life and does give some sense that he may have been one of the strangest men who ever lived.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  2. Steve R.
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    I remember reading Smith's stories a long time ago. They were very enjoyable. Each of the stories that I had previously read were in isolation and occasionally years apart. So I considered him a good innovative author. A nice read. Then I had an epiphany when I read "The Rediscovery of Man", where his stories were all put together in one book. In reading all his stories in a short period of time and in one book, my impression of him skyrocketed. A truly great author.

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