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  • The Best of Cordwainer Smith | Cordwainer Smith

    The Best of Cordwainer Smith

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Cordwainer Smith
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
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    With an introduction by J. J. Pierce, this volume features the 12 most important stories by Cordwainer Smith, a unique writer who has fused wonder and poetry into imaginative tales that transcend both science and fiction.

    Amazon Customer says: "Great Science Fiction"
  • The Game of Rat and Dragon | Cordwainer Smith

    The Game of Rat and Dragon

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Cordwainer Smith
    • Narrated By Matthew Wayne Selznick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Future humanity has found the secret of faster-than-light travel, but it comes with great dangers. To minimize these dangers, man can pilot ships through the up-and-out with cats as their partners. Underhill shares his mind with his cat-partner, the Lady May, and must travel to the terrible open places between the stars. Only by working together can they defend themselves and the ship's passengers against the dragons in the emptiness of space.

    Nothing really matters says: "How to meet the love of your life"
  • Scanners Live in Vain | Cordwainer Smith

    Scanners Live in Vain

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Cordwainer Smith
    • Narrated By Jeremiah Costello
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    Man has conquered space, but not without costs. To maintain the space lanes, Scanners have to undergo an operation in which their brain is severed from their sensory inputs to block the Pain of Space. A man named Adam Stone claims that he has a found a way to travel in the deep of space without the use of the Scanners - and the community of Scanners has decided that he must die. But one Scanner realizes the madness of that solution.

    Robert E. Osborne says: "Great Performance 🎯"
  • Scanners Live in Vain | Cordwainer Smith

    Scanners Live in Vain

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 24 mins)
    • By Cordwainer Smith
    • Narrated By Christopher Strong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Man has conquered space but not without costs. To maintain the space lanes, Scanners have to undergo operations in which their brains are severed from their sensory inputs to block the pain of space. Scanner Martel has made this sacrifice. He must monitor his vital functions via implanted dials and instruments in his chest. His only respite from this isolated existence is his ability to occasionally "cranch" and return to some sort of normalcy with his wife, Luci.

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