History Creator / CordwainerSmith

14th Feb '16 3:41:04 AM eroock
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'''Cordwainer Smith''' was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. During the Korean War, he was asked to write a set of qualifications for the head of psychological operations for the US army; he got interested enough in the possibilities of the job and so set things up that he was the only person qualified to do it. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.

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'''Cordwainer Smith''' Cordwainer Smith was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. During the Korean War, he was asked to write a set of qualifications for the head of psychological operations for the US army; he got interested enough in the possibilities of the job and so set things up that he was the only person qualified to do it. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.
27th Jan '16 12:20:20 AM Anddrix
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* "Literature/ScannersLiveInVain"

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11th Nov '15 3:29:29 PM margdean56
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** In a 1980 Radio Adaptation of ''The Ballad of Lost C'mell'' the story opens with a human woman and an Ox-Man trying to leave Earth for New Mars so they can start a family [[StarCrossedLovers It...doesn't end well...]]

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** In a 1980 Radio Adaptation of ''The Ballad of Lost C'mell'' the story opens with a human woman and an Ox-Man trying to leave Earth for New Mars so they can start a family family. [[StarCrossedLovers It...doesn't end well...]]



** The Band of Cousins and their supporters within [[SecretPolice Instrumentality of the Jwnidz]] against the philosophers who rule the post-apocalyptic Earth. [[spoiler: They succeed, and form the Instrumentality of ''Mankind'']].

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** The Band of Cousins and their supporters within [[SecretPolice Instrumentality of the Jwnidz]] Jwindz]] against the philosophers who rule the post-apocalyptic Earth. [[spoiler: They succeed, and form the Instrumentality of ''Mankind'']].
11th Nov '15 3:25:50 PM margdean56
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* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: Dealt with in "Drunkboat" and "The Colonel Came Back from the Nothing-at-All", where Space Two and Three turn out to very, very strange places. Not that the interstellar void is any safer, with the Dragon [=/=] Rats lurking to eat human souls.

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* HyperspaceIsAScaryPlace: Dealt with in "Drunkboat" and "The Colonel Came Back from the Nothing-at-All", where Space Two and Three turn out to be very, very strange places. Not that the interstellar void is any safer, with the Dragon Dragons [=/=] Rats lurking to eat human souls.
11th Nov '15 3:22:00 PM margdean56
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* ElectricInstantGratification: For recreation and pain relief. Admiral Tedesco is so addicted to it, that he exceeds the legal usage and ignores his everything. The only thing that brings him out is the call to defend Earth.

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* ElectricInstantGratification: For recreation and pain relief. Admiral Tedesco is so addicted to it, that he exceeds the legal usage and ignores his everything. The only thing that brings him out is the call to defend Earth.
26th Sep '15 3:30:24 PM Nigel
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'''Cordwainer Smith''' was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. During the Korean War, he was asked to write a set of qualifications for the head of psychological operations for the US army; he got interested in the possibilities of the job and wrote a set of qualifications that only one person could meet: himself. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.

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'''Cordwainer Smith''' was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. During the Korean War, he was asked to write a set of qualifications for the head of psychological operations for the US army; he got interested enough in the possibilities of the job and wrote a so set of qualifications things up that he was the only one person could meet: himself.qualified to do it. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.
26th Sep '15 3:27:47 PM Nigel
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'''Cordwainer Smith''' was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.

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'''Cordwainer Smith''' was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. During the Korean War, he was asked to write a set of qualifications for the head of psychological operations for the US army; he got interested in the possibilities of the job and wrote a set of qualifications that only one person could meet: himself. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.



* FluffyTheTerrible: The "Kittons". Let's just say there's a good reason why they're sedated most of the time.

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* FluffyTheTerrible: The "Kittons"."Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons". Let's just say there's a good reason why they're sedated most of the time.
28th Mar '15 4:45:15 AM Patachou
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Cordwainer Smith was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.

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Cordwainer Smith
'''Cordwainer Smith'''
was the pen name of Doctor Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger: ScienceFiction writer, poet, and psychological warfare expert. In fact, he ''literally'' wrote the book on psychological warfare -- the standard US Army textbook on the subject. He looked like a classic {{nerd}}, wrote weird little SF stories about cats, and was apparently regarded with respect by a generation of top US diplomatic/intelligence specialists. He was a man of the world, but had particular ties to China and the Far East -- his godfather was Sun Yat-sen, and he and his father were confidants of Chiang Kai-shek. He also liked Australia.


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Music/FrankZappa named him in his influences list on the ''Music/FreakOut'' album.
21st Oct '14 7:03:23 AM Gillimer
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*** The life-prolonging drug has "queer side-effects, so that most Nortstrilians preferred to die in a thousand years or so."

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*** The life-prolonging drug has "queer side-effects, so that most Nortstrilians Norstrilians preferred to die in a thousand years or so."
30th Sep '14 2:07:30 PM margdean56
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* TranshumanAliens: Some humans are have adapted to the new worlds that some cease looking human at all.

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* TranshumanAliens: Some humans are have so adapted to the new worlds that some cease looking human at all.



** The entire wall of laminated star charts, which aids the telepathic Go-captain in "The Burning of the Brain". [[spoiler: It proves to fail catastrophically at the worse time.]]

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** The entire wall of laminated star charts, which aids the telepathic Go-captain in "The Burning of the Brain". [[spoiler: It proves to fail catastrophically at the worse worst time.]]



** Nostrillians themselves don't feel compelled to follow the Instrumentality's lead on this, however. Also, Lords and Ladies of exceptional value are sometimes allowed to live longer; Sto Odin, the eldest Lord of his era, was over 1000 years old at the time of "Under Old Earth" (in which he sacrifices his own life to save Manhome).

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** Nostrillians Nostrilians themselves don't feel compelled to follow the Instrumentality's lead on this, however. Also, Lords and Ladies of exceptional value are sometimes allowed to live longer; Sto Odin, the eldest Lord of his era, was over 1000 years old at the time of "Under Old Earth" (in which he sacrifices his own life to save Manhome).
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