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Norstrilia

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Norstrilia

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Author: Cordwainer Smith
Publisher: Gollancz, 2016
Ballantine Books, 1975
Series: The Instrumentality of Mankind: Rod McBan

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Space Opera
Human Development
Light/Humorous SF
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Norstrilia tells the story of a boy form the planet Old North Australia (where rich, simple farmers grow the immortality drug Stroon), how he bought Old Earth, and how his visit to Earth changed both him and Earth itself.

When his ultra-logical computer tells him that to survive he must become the richest man in the universe, Rod McBan the hundred and fifty-first thought he had a good plan. A telepathic cripple, rejected by many of his people, owner of the Station of Doom, the safety of wealth would keep him safe. In one crowded, unbelievable night he achieved the impossible, became the richest boy in the galaxy.

But Rod McBan will soon discover that money brings trouble. A galaxy of people and other beings – out to rob him, use him or kill him!


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