Must-Read Essay: Cordwainer Smith as Folklorist of the Future

Cordwainer Smith remains a unique figure in science fiction history: a pioneer of psychological warfare who lived in China and bonded with Chinese culture. A brilliant inventor of future history whose Instrumentality universe was totally cohesive. But he also created a vision of the future as folklore. » 7/12/13 3:37pm 7/12/13 3:37pm

Was a famous patient who believed he lived on other planets actually…

Psychologist Robert Lindner's 1955 book The Fifty-Minute Hour details the case of a man who believed he was "living part of the time in another world—on another planet." And many people now believe this famous case study was actually Norstrilia author Paul Linebarger, aka Cordwainer Smith. » 3/27/13 11:36am 3/27/13 11:36am