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08 October 2016 @ 06:41 am
Forest of Incandescent Bliss  
Walter Jon Williams remembers Cordwainer Smith.

Thanx to Tor.com.
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msrat1900 on October 8th, 2016 06:42 pm (UTC)
Long-term effect
"sometimes one has the impression that Smith’s stories are translated, a bit imperfectly, from the Chinese" Is *that* what that was! I didn't recognize it, even now that we are reading more and more sf translated from Chinese.

My family read a lot of Cordwainer Smith, in the old longago. We have always had a tendency to incorporate our reading into our family life, and to this day, we refer (although rarely, it must be admitted) to the old Sellwood Bridge in Portland as Alpha Ralpha Boulevard (to the extent of saying, for instance, "they used to live under the east end of Alpha Ralpha Boulevard".

The bridge has been replaced too, or so I hear.