[LMB] Cordwainer Smith was Heinlein

brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu Oct 7 20:25:55 BST 2021



> On Oct 7, 2021, at 1:21 PM, Marc Wilson <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk> 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.

One of the very few exceptions to my observation about most SF of my youth being so very much US values.


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