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.
"Scanners Live in Vain"
Adam Stone has found a way for men to cross deep space alive - a discovery that might kill him.
"The Lady Who Sailed the Soul"
Helen America voyages to the stars - and into a timeless legend of romance.
"Alpha Ralpha Boulevard"
They thought it was a road to a dream that lasts forever - but dreams are made to be broken.
"The Ballad of Lost C'Mell"
Never has there been a girl quite like C'mell. She's not even human - but she's all woman.
And eight more stunning stories by a man who dreamed the future.