By Cordwainer Smith
Norstrilia is the one novel released via Paul Linebarger below the pseudonym Cordwainer Smith, which he used for his science-fiction works (though a number of comparable brief tales have been as soon as packaged jointly as a quick novel the search of the 3 Worlds). It happens in Smith's Instrumentality of Mankind universe, and was once seriously stimulated through the vintage chinese language novel trip to the West.
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Even things which they did not themselves know. Or wish to know. Good computer! thought Rod as he trotted around the long, long fields to his house. Eleanor would have the tucker on. Doris might be back. Bill and Hopper would be angry if they had to wait for the mister before they ate. To speed up his trip, he headed straight for the little cliff behind the house, hoping no one would see him jump down it. He was much stronger than most of the men he knew, but he was anxious, for some private inexpressible reason, for them not to know it The route was clear.
He was its boy. "This land has made me," said Rod aloud, as he clambered out of the ditch and looked around. The young ram had apparently wakened; his snoring had stopped and over the quiet hill there came the sound of his panting. Thirsty again! The Station of Doom was not so rich that it could afford unlimited water to its giant sheep. They lived all right. But he would have asked the trustees to sell even the sheep for water, if a real drought set in. But never the land. Never the land. No land for sale.
I couldn't spiek or hier, and he couldn't take stroon. That meant that I would never get through the Garden of Death – just the Giggle Room and fine owner's coffin for me. And him – he was worse. He would just get an Old Earth lifetime – a hundred and sixty years or so and then blotto. He must be an oldish man now. Poor chap! How did he get to be Onseck? " "Now you have it, laddie. He says he's your friend and that he hates to do it, but he's got to see to it that you are killed. For the good of Norstrilia.
Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith