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Pearls from a Summer Sea

The Hieros Gamos of Sam and an Smith

By Josephine Saxton  

15 Aug, 2023

Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award Winners


Josephine Saxton’s 1969 The Hieros Gamos of Sam and An Smith is a stand-alone post-apocalyptic novel.

The boy has wandered the world for a decade. It is a world well-supplied with fully-stocked stores and yet very nearly empty of animals and other people. Sensing that other people are dangerous, he seeks solitude.

This changes the day he finds a still-living newborn baby girl next to her mother’s corpse.

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