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Cordwainer Smith

Pseudonym used by Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (1913-1966) for science fiction works. Through his father, a lawyer and political activist, he knew Sun Yat-sen, the father of Chinese nationalism. By adulthood, he could speak six languages and received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University at the age of 23. He served in the US Army during WWII, where he helped create the Office of War Information, and helped organize the Army's first psychological warfare section. His science fiction writings comprise only one novel and about thirty short stories.

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Cosmos 1 Sets Solar Sail - Update
   Cosmos 1, the world's first solar sail spacecraft, is scheduled to be launched on March 1, 2005 - Car Sagan's birthday. The mission of the flight is to perform the first controlled solar sail flight.
Brain Chips With Uniform Self-Organized Neurons
   No more puddles of neurons; brain chips are now properly organized.
Mouse Brain Simulated By Supercomputer
   And you thought Corwainer Smith was joking about the tiny supercomputers of the future.
NanoSail-D Solar Wind-Rider
   Sailing between the planets with noting but light pressure is a long-held sf dream; NASA engineers take a good shot at it this summer.
Extract Images Directly From The Human Brain
   Remarkable results appear to duplicate work done in cats almost ten years ago. But still, this is human brain reading.
Solar Sail Craft Need Laminated Mouse Brains
   We're going to need the best possible navigation computers for solar sail craft that start out near the sun and attain relativistic speeds. And you know what that means.
Ikaros Solar Sail Craft Photo Of Venus
   Impressive proof of the value of solar sail-powered vessels.
The Human Brain - Chemically Fixed And Embedded In Plastic
   'Burial is barbaric... [a] remnant of the primitive origins of our culture' - Philip K. Dick, 1969.
Uploading Minds For Interstellar Travel
   'I want him to get her whole life printed...'- Cordwainer Smith, 1962.
Koniku Kore, Mouse Brain-Based Chip, Detects Explosives
   'As a matter of fact, this mouse is going to keep on thinking forever.' - Cordwainer Smith, 1962.
Watch What People Are Seeing Via Brain Scanning
   'had managed to see through the other man's eyes as the other man, all unaware, washed their Zis limousine sixteen hundred meters away...' - Cordwainer Smith, 1958.
Bigrating Laser Beam-Riding Light Sail Is Self-Correcting
   'That sail will be twenty thousand miles at the wide part.' - Cordwainer Smith, 1960. is devoted to the creative inventions of science fiction authors and movie makers. Look for the Science Fiction Invention Category that interests you, the Glossary of Science Fiction Inventions, the Timeline of Science Fiction Inventions, or see what's New.
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