92: Norstrilia

92: Norstrilia

Whiz-bang pulp exuberance + witty, inventive style + just the right amount of psychological depth and moral/political seriousness = ???.

The Sometime Seminar discusses the midcentury science-fiction stories of Cordwainer Smith, the best of which are selected — along with the novel Norstrilia — in We the Underpeople. (Many other collections of Smith’s work are available.)

Supplemental links: Cordwainer Smith’s entry in the SFE; Graham Sleight discusses Smith in a Locus retrospective

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