vendredi 17 janvier 2014

Chronologie semi-officielle des événements décrits dans le cycle L'Instrumentalité du Genre Humain, de Cordwainer Smith

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The StoriesDateEvents at the time
No, No, Not Rogov2000Forgotten first age of space
War No. 81-Q3000The Ancient Wars, culminating in the collapse of all nations save China. Retreat of the true men into isolated cities, with most of Earth left to Beasts, manshonyaggers and the Unforgiven.
Mark Elf4000Advent of the Vomacts and the return of vitality to mankind. Rule of the Jwindz succeeded by that of the Instrumentality.
Queen of the Afternoon5000
Scanners Live in Vain
The Lady Who Sailed The Soul
6000Second age of Space. Earth repopulated. Expansion to the nearer stars. Survivors of old Paradise VII colony settle Old North Australia.
When the People Fell7000Fall of China. Discovery of Stroon
Think Blue, Count Two
The Colonel Came Back from Nothing at All
8000Discovery of planoforming. Early signs of anti-Utopia
The Game of Rat and Dragon
The Burning of the Brain
9000Age of Planoforming. Settlement of thousands of worlds, compared to 200 by sailship.
From Gustible's Planet10000Stabilization of Utopia. Life spans standardized at 400 years, growing use of robots, underpeople
 11000Possible appearence of Daimoni. Adaption of men to strange worlds like Viola Siderea.
Himself in Anachron ???12000 
The Crime and the Glory of Commander Suzdal
Golden the Ship Was--Oh! Oh! Oh!
13000Ascendency of the Bright Empire and other potential rivals to the Instrumentality.
The Dead Lady of Clown Town14000Martyrdom of D'Joan, rebirth of old strong Religion. Founding of line of Jestocost
Under Old Earth
15000Appearance of Lady Alice More, partner to Lord Jestocost In rediscovery of Man. Holy Insurgency. Visions from space3.
Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard
The Ballad of Lost C'Mell
A Planet Named Shayol
16000Civil rights for underpeople. Odyssey of Rod McBan. Spread of Rediscovery of Man
Cashier O'Neil Series:
On the Gem Planet
On the Storm Planet
On the Sand Planet
Three to a Given Star
 Embargo on religion
Projected series:
Lords of the Afternoon
 Common destiny of men and underpeople; religious climax
Timeline From The Instrumentality of MankindCompiled by J.J. Pierce.
Note: With Smith's own notebooks lost, chronology is largely a matter of guesswork, based on internal evidence. But the order of stories and surounding events can be fairly well established.

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Je a dit…

A book is a miraculous thing, in a book you can find wisdom and knowledge, memories and recollections, the experiences of another person their thoughts and ideas. A book can inspire, entertain, emote,overwhelm, educate, spark dreams and Well this page is actually about stories and story telling, so a little poetry too. I like books, I like them a lot. which is strange for many of the people I know, you see I don't read. I have very severe DYSLEXIA and reading is very difficult for me, but I like books.
A book is a wonderful thing knowledge is the thing, books are not important as things, what they are in the knowledge contained within are the ideas and dreams they form, explore,impart So,
I would however warn against the deification of books remember that there was no illiteracy before there were books, books have made us literate and illiterate, not smart or stupid for long before there were books people were very intelligent. what books have bone it put the knowledge of the world at our finger tips.

Ragnar Torfason