The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith

10 best books like The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith (Cordwainer Smith): Alif the Unseen, Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence, The Peace War, Excession, Rocannon's World, Seven Surrenders, Rape: A Love Story, Nightfall, Humans of New York, The Shockwave Rider

Alif the Unseen
AuthorG. Willow Wilson
ISBN0802120202
In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups—from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif—the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide...
Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence
AuthorDavid Benatar
ISBN0199296421
Better Never to Have Been argues for a number of related, highly provocative, views: (1) Coming into existence is always a serious harm. (2) It is always wrong to have children. (3) It is wrong not to abort fetuses at the earlier stages of gestation. (4) It would be better if, as a result of there being no...
AuthorVernor Vinge
ISBN0765308835
The Peace War is quintessential hard-science adventure. The Peace Authority conquered the world with a weapon that never should have been a weapon--the "bobble," a spherical force-field impenetrable by any force known to mankind. Encasing governmental installations and military bases in bobbles,...
AuthorIain M. Banks
ISBN0553575376
The international sensation Iain M. Banks offers readers a deeply imaginative, wittily satirical tale, proving once again that he is "a talent to be reckoned with" ("Locus"). In Excession, the Culture's espionage and dirty tricks section orders Diplomat Byr Gen-Hofoen to steal the soul of a long-dead...
Rocannon's World
AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin
ISBN0441732968
A world shared by three native humanoid races - the cavern-dwelling Gdemiar, elvish Fiia, and warrior clan, Liuar - is suddenly invaded and conquered by a fleet of ships from the stars. Earth scientist Rocannon is on that world, and he sees his friends murdered and his spaceship destroyed. Marooned...
Seven Surrenders
AuthorAda Palmer
ISBN0765378027
The second book of Terra Ignota, a political SF epic of extraordinary audacity. It is a world in which near-instantaneous travel from continent to continent is free to all.

In which automation now provides for everybody’s basic needs.
In which nobody living can remember an actual war.
In...
Rape: A Love Story
AuthorJoyce Carol Oates
ISBN0786714824
Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed in a tank top, denim cutoffs, and high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running loose...
AuthorIsaac Asimov
ISBN0553290991
Imagine living on a planet with six suns that never experiences Darkness. Imagine never having seen the Stars. Then, one by one your suns start to set, gradually leading you into Darkness for the first time ever. Image the terror of such a Nightfall.

Scientists on the planet Kalgash discover...
Humans of New York
AuthorBrandon Stanton
ISBN1250038820
A beautiful, heartfelt, funny and inspiring collection of photographs capturing the spirit of a city

In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City.  Armed with his camera, he began...
AuthorJohn Brunner
ISBN0345467175
One man has made it his mission to liberate the mental prisoners. to restore their freedom in a world run mad.

Nickie Halflinger, the only person to escape from Tarnover- where they raise hyper-intelligent children to maintain the political dominance of the USA in the 21st century – is on...
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
AuthorLeonard Shlain
ISBN0140196013
This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology, Dr. Shlain shows why pre-literate...
The Sunset Limited
AuthorCormac McCarthy
ISBN0307278360
A startling encounter on a New York subway platform leads two strangers to a run-down tenement where a life or death decision must be made.

In that small apartment, Black and White, as the two men are known, begin a conversation that leads each back through his own history, mining the origins...
The Second Sexism: Discrimination Against Men and Boys
AuthorDavid Benatar
ISBN0470674466
Does sexism against men exist? What it looks like and why we need to take it seriously This book draws attention to the "second sexism," where it exists, how it works and what it looks like, and responds to those who would deny that it exists. Challenging conventional ways of thinking, it examines controversial...
The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life's Biggest Questions
AuthorDavid Benatar
ISBN0190633816
Are our lives meaningful, or meaningless? Is our inevitable death a bad thing? Would immortality be an improvement? Would it be better, all things considered, to hasten our deaths by suicide? Many people ask these big questions -- and some people are plagued by them. Surprisingly, analytic philosophers...
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