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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Cordwainer Smith
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 1997 15:35:53 

[Posted from WHORL, the mailing list for Gene Wolfe's Book of the Long Sun]

The New England SF Association publishes two volumes containing all of
Cordwainer Smith. Both nicely bound hardcovers, with annotations. I sell
them, so if you don't want to track them down, you can order them from me:

Complete Short Stories:  $25.00
Norstrilia ("novel"): $21.00
shipping: $4.00

James B. Jordan
Box 1096
Niceville, FL 32588

	As for what to read first, it depends on where your interest lies. I
personally suggest getting both books and reading the stories in
chronological order, according to the time-line provided. If Christianity
is your main interest, you can start with his trilogy of long stories: "On
the Gem Planet" (which is a "mirror for princes," and concerns "nature");
"On the Wind Planet" (which concerns redemption, "grace"); and "On the Sand
Planet" (which concerns pilgrimage from Egypt to Eden, and is based on
Dante and Bunyan).

	An introductory essay on Smith by yours truly is at:



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