Cordwainer Smith

I purchased The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith after reading “Christianity In the Science Fiction of ‘Cordwainer Smith'” by James Jordan. I read lots of Star Trek science fiction growing up and have liked Orson Scott Card’s Ender Series. I found the The Rediscovery of Man to be different in that the scientific part of the plot uses lots of organic elements. It intrigued me that cats were used to assist with space travel. I haven’t read all of the stories yet but the future looked upon in the Instrumentality Cycle are a future much more friendly to nature. In the Star Wars Series Coruscant strikes me as very not organic because of the way there are large metal buildings everywhere and nothing but the people seems to be alive.

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