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Cordwainer Smith Message Board 1/1/2012
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Norstrilia is a 1975 science fiction novel, the only one written by Paul Linebarger (under the pen name Cordwainer Smith). The inhabitants of the planet Norstrilia are collectively and individually fabulously wealthy, for only on Norstrilia is the drug stroon produced (from giant mutated sheep). Stroon confers immortality. To avoid overpopulation and to keep themselves tough enough to hold onto their wealth, the Norstrilians test their adolescents; an...