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Norstrilia (SF Masterworks)

Cordwainer Smith

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Gollancz
12 April 2016
Science fiction; Psychic Abilities; Society; GALAXY Special Event 1
Rod McBan 151st farms 'stroon', the immortality drug, and is the last scion of one of the oldest and most honourable families on Norstrilia, only source of stroon. But he's also a telepathic cripple and faces the ever-present risk of being culled under the government's draconian population laws.

To protect himself, he uses his not-strictly-legal computer to play the market and amass an unimaginable fortune. But after he survives an assassination attempt, McBan discovers that having enough money to literally buy the Earth is no good if you're too dead to spend it . . .
By:   Cordwainer Smith
Imprint:   Gollancz
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   253g
ISBN:   9781473212534
ISBN 10:   1473212537
Series:   S.F. Masterworks
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   12 April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Cordwainer Smith (1913 - 1966) Cordwainer Smith was the most famous pen name of US foreign policy adviser Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger. Born in Milwaukee in 1913, his godfather was the Chinese revolutionary and political leader, Sun Yat-sen - the result of his political activist father's close ties with leaders of the Chinese revolution. Smith held a PhD in Political Science from Johns Hopkins, served in the US military during the Second World War and acted as an adviser to President Kennedy. Although he only published one novel, Norstrilia, Smith is well regarded for his short fiction, the majority of which is set in his future history of the Instrumentality of Mankind.

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