The Three Hoarsemen #36 September 12, 2016

The Ladies That Sailed Our Souls

With a (hurricane) (tropical storm) (tropical depression) threatening, The Three Hoarsemen batten down the hatches, throw bars across window shutters, and get pails ready for bailing. Fred Kiesche, Jeff Patterson and John E.O. Stevens are joined by returning guest Karen Burnham to discuss the life and works of Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (a.k.a., Felix C. Forrest; a.k.a. Carmichael Smith), best known as Cordwainer Smith.

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Show Notes

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Books by Cordwainer Smith:

Psychological Warfare

The Rediscovery of Man (NESFA Edition) (SF Masterworks Edition)

Norstrilia (NESFA Edition) (SF Masterworks Edition) (Ballantine/Del Rey Edition)

The Best of Cordwainer Smith (Ballantine/Del Rey Books Edition)

The Instrumentality of Mankind (Del Rey Books Edition)

The Quest of the Three Worlds (Del Rey Books Edition)

When the People Fell (Baen Books Edition)

We the Underpeople (Baen Books Edition)

About Cordwainer Smith:

Cordwainer Smith’s dedication in Space Lords

SF Crossing the Gulf Episode 16c: Discussing Cordwainer Sith with Gary K. Wolfe, hosted by Karen Burnham and Karen Lord

Remembering Cordwainer Smith: Full-Time Sci-Fi Author, Part-Time Earthling (The Atlantic)

Wikipedia on The Instrumentality of Mankind

Wikipedia on Norstrilia

Wikipedia on “Kirk Allen”

The Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith, by Karen Hellekson

Concordance of Cordwainer Smith, by Anthony R. Lewis

Exploring Cordwainer Smith, edited by Andrew Porter

Culture Consumed:

Karen Burnham:

The Landmark Thucydides, translated by Richard Crawley and edited by Robert B. Strassler

Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng’en

Alphabet of Embers, by Rose Lemberg, Nin Harris and Nisi Shawl, et al.

Review of Alphabet of Embers, by Karen Egan (Strange Horizons)

The Merril Theory of Lit’ry Criticism: Judith Merril’s Nonfiction, by Judith Merril (author) and Ritch Calvin (editor)

TANIS (a podcast)

Greg Egan (Modern Masters of Science Fiction), by Karen Burnham

Fred Kiesche:

The Issue at Hand, by James Blish (as William Atheling, Jr.)

More Issues at Hand, by James Blish (as William Atheling, Jr.)

Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf, by Algis Budrys

Benchmarks Continued: F&SF “Books” Columns 1975-1982, by Algis Budrys

Benchmarks Revisited: F&SF “Books” Columns 1983-1986, by Algis Budrys

Benchmarks Concluded: F&SF “Books” Columns 1987-1993, by Algis Budrys

In Search of Wonder, by Damon Knight

2016: The Year in Books: 29

2016: The Year in Shorts: 214

2016: The Year in Graphics: 353

2016: The Year in Audio Listens: Too many!

Jeff Patterson:

Mammoth Book of Cthulhu, edited by Paula Guran

Best New Horror Volume 36, edited by Stephen Jones

Sing Me Your Scars, by Damien Angelica Walters

John Stevens:

The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse, by Stonehouse, author; Red Pine, translator

The Silver Surfer, by Dan Slott, writer; Mike and Laura Allred, artists

Nowhere to Go But Forward: The Fiction of Octavia E. Butler, by Emily Anderson

Ghost Light, by Eric Basso

The Future-As-Past in Dystopian Fiction, by Adam Stock (academic paper) (PDF) (published in Poetics Today 37(3): 415-442, 2016.

Alan C. Elms’ Introduction to Norstrilia