Today would have been Cordwainer Smith's 100th birthday. Smith, of course, was the best known pen name of Paul Anthony Myron Linebarger, a political scholar and the godson of Sun Yat-sen and a confidante of Chiang Kai-shek, and the author of some of the most glorious science fiction ever written.
Here's his classic story The Game of Rat and Dragon. (It's in an annoying format. Sorry.)
For the many hours of reading pleasure you have given us, Mr. Smith, thank you.
Ever read ATOMSK?ReplyDelete
I did, actually, Todd, about thirty years ago and I can't remember a darned thing about it. I have a copy buried somewhere and might revisit the book in the future.Delete