The Remakable Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
 

Art Inspired by Cordwainer Smith

Science fiction art is a unique genre, and Cordwainer Smith stories have been illustrated by many excellent artists. Virgil Finlay's illustrations are used on this website by permission of his daughter, Lael Finley. Pierre Lacombe's work is shown in this section, as is that of Corby Waste.

Much of the Cordwainer Smith illustration can be seen on the magazine cover page and on the section of book cover pages.

(If you do science fiction art and do some illustrating Cordwainer Smith, I might like to put it up on this website. There is no pay involved, but contact me if you are interested. Of course, you would remain the copyright holder of your art, just as the Cordwaner Smith Estate holds the copyright to anyone selling art products derived from the writings.)

Art on other websites

Here's a link to some Cordwainer Smith art done by an Australian physicist, Dr. Paddy McGee, of the High-energy Astrophysics Group, University of Adelaide, South Australia.

A Drawing He Did at 15

Researcher Alan Elms recently discovered this notebook title page, done in 1928, at a time when my father was calling himself Paul Myron Linebarger, Jr. I don't know when he stopped doing this and switched to Paul M A Linebarger. I don't remember him doing any drawings as an adult.

Drawing by Paul Linebarger

Thanks to the Spencer Library at the University of Kansas for archiving this illustration and other materials in their Cordwainer Smith Collection. 

 
 

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 Leigh Brackett: Her Biography
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