[LMB] Cordwainer Smith was Heinlein

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Thu Oct 7 20:21:22 BST 2021


On Thu, 7 Oct 2021 11:53:24 -0500, Lois Bujold <lbujold at myinfmail.com>
wrote:

>
>LMB:  I was about to say Cordwainer Smith, whom I dimly thought was
>Australian, but looking him up I see he's American. Still a wonderful
>writer, and he does qualify as "lived outside the States."  He's been
>reprinted enough times, his stuff should be accessible

Diverted by the "Norstrilia" thing, and the stuff about the Queen?  In
writing style, he was a very unAmerican American.
--
Listen, every elite has a way of justifying itself. I don’t think any elite
ever said, just listen, we’re stronger, so we took what we wanted.
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