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The Rediscovery of Man
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The Rediscovery of Man

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Author: Cordwainer Smith
Publisher: Gollancz, 1999
Gollancz, 1988
Nelson Doubleday, 1975
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Human Development
Galactic Empire
Dystopia
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Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. An insterstellar empire ruled by the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from the planet Norstrilia confers on them virtual immortality. A world in which wealthy and leisured humanity is served by the underpeople, genetically engineered animals turned into the semblance of people. A world in which the great ships which sail between the stars are eventually supplanted by the mysterious, instantaneous technique of planoforming. A world of wonder and myth, and extraordinary imagination.

(Note that this collection was originally published in 1975 as The Best of Cordwainer Smith. It was then retitled to The Rediscovery of Man and republished in 1988 as VGSF Classics #25, then again in 1999 as a Gollancz SF Masterworks edition. It is a different collection from the NESFA press collection The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith which has different contents).


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