[LMB] Cordwainer Smith was Heinlein
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>
>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.
There’s always some ideology that rationalizes it. - William Deresiewicz
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