Gunner Cade

Gunner Cade Note Cyril Judd is the pseudonym used by both authors Cyril M Kornbluth and Judith Merril when this was first published in It was serialized in Astounding Magazine originally and was credited to

  • Title: Gunner Cade
  • Author: Cyril Judd
  • ISBN: 9780523485706
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • Note Cyril Judd is the pseudonym used by both authors Cyril M Kornbluth and Judith Merril when this was first published in 1952 It was serialized in Astounding Magazine originally, and was credited to the single author Cyril Judd.Back cover blurb THE MYSTERY OF PLANET EARTHThe Emperor had no devoted Armsman than Gunner Cade In this warped civilization of murdeNote Cyril Judd is the pseudonym used by both authors Cyril M Kornbluth and Judith Merril when this was first published in 1952 It was serialized in Astounding Magazine originally, and was credited to the single author Cyril Judd.Back cover blurb THE MYSTERY OF PLANET EARTHThe Emperor had no devoted Armsman than Gunner Cade In this warped civilization of murder and death, Cade fought as he was expected to, killed as he was expected to, destroying enemy after enemy until he himself was shot down in honorable battle.But Cade did not die After weeks of unconsciousness, he awoke to find he was a fugitive, the object of a world wide manhunt Why was it so important to silence him What undiscovered secret did he possess as he desperately fled over the earth and into outer space And Cade began to realize that he held in his hands the fate of all mankind

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    1. Gunner Cade is a short, swiftly-paced SF novel that includes some incisive social commentary. The titular Cade lives in a far future Earth with an interplanetary society locked in stasis by the interplay between the emperor, nobles who rule different regions such as France and Mars (called Stars), the general (called the Gunner Supreme), and the spymaster (called the Power Master (has CF read this?)). The Gunners are warrior-priests who live an austere, celibate life of ritual centered on their [...]

    2. review of C. M. Kornbluth & Judith Merril (writing as Cyril Judd) 's Gunner Cade by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - December 16, 2011 This was probably written in the same yr as Kornbluth & Pohl's The Space Merchants & published as a bk before The Space Merchants was. & while the approach to the story-telling is substantially different, there're significant correlations between the 2. In both bks, the main character is a dupe of the ruling elites - benefiting in some respects from t [...]

    3. Digging down again into my box of old paperbacks from the 60s and 70s, I found this one by Cyril M. Kornbluth ( also by Judith Merril). CMK seems to have been an interesting guy. He was born in New York in 1923 and was a member of the Futurians, the original science fiction fan club which included Isaac Asimov ( the greatest of all SF writers!), Fred Pohl, and others. Of course, Kornbluth got into writing-"Gunner Cade" was first published as an "Astounding Science Fiction" serial in 1952. Very s [...]

    4. The reviews below cover the book well enough that anything I add would be redundant. Suffice it to say that I am a big admirer of Cyril Kornbluth, (probably best known for his story "The Marching Morons") and I was curious about his collaborations with Judith Merril. I picked a couple off of eBay. GUNNER CADE and OUTPOST MARS. CADE, is by far the better of the two, and I can recommend it to anyone interested in reading some decent 50s sf by a neglected author. Kornbluth died tragically young, at [...]

    5. A military man with firm convictions, who has all his beliefs shattered, but struggles to keep all the pieces together as long as possible. This book has a unique view of what could happen if we forget our history, if doing so was originally to save ourselves from ourselves. I always felt there was one more layer of deception, though not knowing how deep it went was part of what kept my interest. I'll need to read it again to really decide if it's a keeper.

    6. Excellent example of the science fiction of the 50's. I suspect that some of the ritual around the military supermen of the future may have been influential to the designers of Warhammer 40,000.

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