Cordwainer Smith

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Cordwainer Smith was the pseudonym of American science fiction author Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (July 11, 1913–August 6, 1966)

His name was included in the list of names on the cover of Freak Out!

In The Fanzine Questionnaire Zappa was asked: "If you were stuck alone on a desert island, name the three things you would most want to have with you?" He answered: (1) A dozen assorted groupies. (2) The complete writings of Cordwainer Smith. (3) A carton of cigarettes.