Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award

The winner of the 2010 Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award was announced at Readercon. The award seeks to recognize and draw attention to lesser-known fantasy or science fiction authors. This year’s award went to Mark Clifton, perhaps best known for co-authoring the second novel to win the Hugo Award, They’d Rather Be Right (a.k.a. The Forever Machines).

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  1. Andrew Porter — July 31, 2010 @ 1:06 am

    I’m in the process of trying to reread THE FOREVER MACHINE, and it’s horrible and very dated, set in a world where Joe McCarthy apparently succeeded in rooting out all the Commies in the State Dept. There was the scene in the 14-story office “tower” in San Francisco with the Negro elevator starter that really got to me. The entire novel is supposed to be set in the future, but it’s apparently set in 1954, duh…

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