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Quest of the Three Worlds by Cordwainer…

Quest of the Three Worlds (1966)

by Cordwainer Smith

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Took a while to get going, and the settings are as alien as you would expect from Cordwainer Smith, but the story did gain a pace and the second half was certainly easier to read than the first. ( )
  rlangston | Oct 16, 2014 |
Bleah. I think you need to have been reading other Cordwainer Smith recently for this one to hold much charm. ( )
  Eileen47 | Jun 23, 2013 |
A collection of the Casher O'Neill stories, the 'Planet' entries being the major work here as far as Casher is concerned, and On The Storm Planet the best of those.

Quest Of the Three Worlds : On The Gem Planet - Cordwainer Smith
Quest Of the Three Worlds : On The Storm Planet - Cordwainer Smith
Quest Of the Three Worlds : On The Sand Planet - Cordwainer Smith
Quest Of the Three Worlds : Three To A Given Star - Cordwainer Smith

Test dictated for horse help.

3 out of 5

Turtle girl's longevity vigil requires warrior assistant.

4 out of 5

Comeback confrontation dictated.

3.5 out of 5

Cackle-gabble telepathy search eating solution.

3.5 out of 5

http://notfreesf.blogspot.com/2008/12/quest-of-three-worlds-cordwainer-smith.htm... ( )
  bluetyson | Dec 11, 2008 |
I have become quite a fan of Cordwainer Smith in the last couple years. His short science fiction stories, especially the Instrumentality of Mankind stories, are frequently astonishing and always thought provoking, delivering a uniquely imaginitive view of mankind's future in a very matter-of-fact style.

I must admit that this book was not among his best, partly because the characters are not entirely sympathetic, but mainly because of Smith's heavy-handed interjection of Christian symbolism in the second and third stories. And I found T'Ruth to be not nearly as compelling a character as C'Mell. Still, for anyone out there who has never read Cordwainer Smith, I highly recommend anything you can get your hands on. All his science fiction fits in four short books (one novel and three collections). ( )
  clong | Dec 27, 2007 |
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Erinnert euch an das Pferd.
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Seeking aid to free his home world from a tyrant, he was drafted for the bizarre rescue of an exotic alien being none of his hosts had dreamed of ... a horse.

The help he needed was offered at a price - murder. O'Neill accepted, but the victim was ready for him ... armed with love.

He overthrew its implacable dictator - though no one ever knew it - and began a new search for a stranger and a stronger goal.

    An immortal turtle-girl ...
    the wind people of Henriada ...
    a mad go-captain ...
    a race of beings gabbling their hatred of humanity to the listening stars ...
    a city devoted to absolute perfection ...
    the Deep Dry Lake of the Damned Irene ...

Casher O'Neill encountered them all on his self-imposed mission - until his final meeting with a Lady of the Instrumentality and a prophet's vision that their bones would whiten together in the desert wind ...
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