Saturday, May 3, 2008

** Cordwainer Smith's "The Ballad of Lost C'Mell" (novelette, science fiction)

A political story - probably modeled after the slavery years in the US, but told symbolically. A society where some have normal citizen rights; others are treated as disposable animals. A man from privileged group helps the underprivileged fight for their civil liberties.

Collected in.

  1. Ben Bova (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A".
  2. Isaac Asimov & Martin H Greenberg (Eds)' "Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 24 (1962)".

Fact sheet.

First published: Galaxy, October 1962.
Rating: B

Note: Why is this post so short?