Cordwainer Smith

Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger



Ph.D. professor of asiatic studies at John Hopkins University, School of advanced International Studies. Closely linked with the U.S. Intelligence Community with special interest in propaganda techniques and psychological warfare. Born in Milwakee, Wis in July, died in Baltimore, Maryland. Grew up and was educated in China and other countries, his father was a legal advisor to the Chinese Republic (Dr. Paul Myron Wentworth L.) attended school in germany, visited Russia in his teens, married in 1936, divorced in 1949, remarried 1950 to Genevieve Collins. 1966 most of his SF was published for the first time. University teacher in 1947. Recalled for Korean War. Travelled alot in the 50's and 60's with his wife in spite of his being very ill. very impressed with Australia, hoped to retire there but died of a heart attack at age 53. All but 5 stories are of the Instrumentality of mankind. First of these was "War #81-Q"(1928) Apparently he did not bother alot with making the different facts and dates match. Also wrote as Felix C. Forrest, a pun in reference to his chinese name Lin Bah Loh (Forest of Incandescent Bliss)

Pseudonyms: Felix C. Forrest, Carmichael Smith


Spy thriller, as Carmichael Smith
The Best of Cordwainer Smith
sh.sts. Ed. J.J. Pierce
nsf 1949, as Felix C. Forrest
The China of Chiang Kaishek: A political study
1941, Boston
Far Eastern Goverments and Politics: China and Japan
nf. 1954
The Good Friends
1963 Galaxy Publishing Corporation ISBN 0-345-27716-3
The Gospel of Chung Shan according to Paul Linebarger
1932, Paris
Goverment in Republican China
nf. 1938 NY
The Instrumentality of Mankind
Short story collection
1979, Del Rey, Ballantine
1975, Del Rey, Ballantine ISBN:0-345-27800-3 orig. publ. as shorts: "The Boy Who Bought old Earth" & "The Store of Heart's Desires"
December 1994 Nesfa Press revised Hardcover ISBN:0-915-36861-7
The Planet Buyer
rev. of "The Boy Who Bought old Earth"
Political Doctrines of Sun Yat Sen - Exposition of the San Min Chu I
nf. 1937 as Linebarger
Psychological Warfare
revised 1954
June 1972, Ayer Co Pub ISBN:0-405-04755-X
Quest of The Three Worlds
1978 Ballantine/Del Rey
coll. of On The Gem Planet, On Storm Planet, Three to a Given Star, ISBN 0-345-32931-7
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
Short story collection, edited by James A. Mann Purchase
September 1993, Nesfa Press ISBN:0-915-36856-0
nsf 1947, as Felix C. Forrest
The Space Lords
sh.sts. 1965, Pyramid
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1969. 1st Eng. ed.
1984 ISBN:0-441-77743-0
1971, Beagle Books ISBN: 8441-95127-095
The Underpeople
revision of "The Store of Heart's Desires"
You Will Never Be the Same
1975 The Garland Library of Science Fiction (?) ISBN:0-824-01429-4

Short Work

"Alpha Ralpha Boulevard"
June 1961 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction .Vol. 20 Number 6
"The Ballad of Lost C'Mell"
Oct. 1962 Galaxy Magazine
"The Boy Who Bought Old Earth"
"The Burning of the Brain"
1958, Oct Worlds of If
"The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdal"
1964 Amazing
"The Dead Lady of Clown Town"
1964 Galaxy Magazine
"Down to a Sunless Sea"
Completed by his wife after his death
October, 1975 The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
Oct. 1963 Ziff-Favis Amazing
"The Fife of Bodidharma"
June 1959 Fantastic
"From Gustibles Planet"
July 1962 If
"The Game of Rat and Dragon"
1955 Galaxy SF
"Golden the Ship Was--Oh! Oh! Oh!"
1959 Amazing
"The Good Friends" Oct. 1963 Worlds of Tomorrow
"Himself and Anachron"
as yet unpublished (?)
"The Lady Who Sailed The Soul"
April 1960 Galaxy Magazine Vol. 18 No. 4
"Mark Elf"
(c) 1957 by Candar Pulishing Co.
May 1957 Saturn
"Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons"
June 1961 Galaxy Magazine Vol. 19 No. 5
"The Nancy Routine" March 1959 Satellite SF , aka "Nancy"
"No, No, Not Rogov"
(c) 1958 by Quinn Publishing Co.
February 1959 Worlds of If
"On the Gem Planet"
"On the Sand Planet"
December 1965, Amazing Stories illustrated by Jack Gaughan. (Cover story, cover art by Castellon)
"On the Storm Planet"
"A Planet Named Shayol"
October 1961 Galaxy Magazine with illustrations by Virgil Finlay
"The Queen of the Afternoon"
(c) 1978 by UPD Publishing Corporation
April 1978 Galaxy
"Quest of Three Worlds"
1966, as Carmichael Smith (?)
"Scanners Live in Vain"
(c) 1950 by Fantasy Publishing Co.
January 1950 Fantasy Book #6
"The Store of Heart's Desire"
"Think Blue, Count Two" Feb 1963 Galaxy
"Under Old Earth"
1966 Galaxy Magazine
"The Underpeople"
1968 completed as or second part of? Nostrilia
as Car.S. (?)
"War #81-Q"
"War #81-Q" (rewritten version)
(c) 1993 by the Estate of Paul Linebarger.
1993 in The Rediscovery of Man
"When the People Fell"
1959 Galaxy
"Western Science is So Wonderful"
Dec. 1958 If

Related works:

A Cordwainer Smith Checklist
By Mike Bennet
1991, Drumm Books (Drumm Booklet #37) ISBN:9-936-05549-9
Concordance to Cordwainer Smith
by Anthony R. Lewis.
November 1984, NESFA Press ISBN:0-915-36824-2

"The Creation of Cordwainer Smith"
Alan C. Elms, 1984 Science-Fiction Studies
"Origins of the Underpeople,"
Alan C. Elms, 1991 in Fictional Space: Essays on Contemporary Science Fiction edited by Tom Shippey


Potlach 12
The Remarkable Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
Arlington National Cemetery Web Site: Linebarger
Why a Japanese SF Reader is Trying to Translate Cordwainer Smith
Japanese Page with CS info(?) (It's not available in english-but if anyone want's to translate for me...there's a 'cute' cartoon of C'Mell, too)