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Posted December 11, 2004
One of my alltime favorites
When I was a teenager in the 1960s, and an avid reader, particularly of SF, I noticed a paperback with a peculiar title on the rack at our small-town drugstore: 'You Will Never Be The Same.' After buying & reading the book I realized I truly would never be the same. I also realized eventually that, like Hemingway and Pynchon, Smith is a very imitatible and impossible to really emulate talent. Cordwainer Smith is arguably the finest SF writer of the 20th Century, or at least ranks among the top ten along with Chip Delaney and a handful of others, perhaps including JG Ballard. The standard here is both literary and 'sense of wonder.' All of Cordwainer Smith's stories (and the canon is small, but wonderful) are must-read. Many times over.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 21, 2001
His Prose Is SO ...
Cordwainer Smith's Classic Science fiction Novel-is a real piece of work-about a place where giant sheep have spores growing on them that make you live for nearly eternity And a Boy Wants to own Earth-He Travels there From Norstrilia-but may not get what he bragained for-Cordwainer's Writing is Very Lyrical... Dylan Thomas Meets Philip K. Dick-Or something... !Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 10, 2010
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