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No, No, Not Rogov! (1959) [Short Story]
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Series: Instrumentality, the
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A treatise on the effect of a Communist system on hard science and research, "No, No, Not Rogov!" follows the work of a famous Russian scientist who has discovered the means to "tune in" to the thoughts of any human being on earth, learn his secrets, and throw him into confusion and insanity. Experiments are performed, studies are made, and all the while, the Great Leader, Stalin, carefully watches his pet project through the eyes of his most trusted spies.

But what Rogov finds may be too much for him. When an experiment on a fifteen year old prisoner turns out to be a success, involving a needle inserted directly into the cortex and allowing the machine feed information directly, Rogov decides to try it himself, and what he sees is beyond belief.

First appeared in If, February 1959.

Reprinted in The Instrumentality of Mankind, You Will Never Be the Same, and The Rediscovery of Man.

Original title: No, No, Not Rogov!
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     You Will Never Be the Same (1963) [Collection]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Instrumentality of Mankind, the (1979) [Collection]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Rediscovery of Man, the (1993) [Collection]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF, the (1994) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , David Brin , Rudyard Kipling , Alfred Bester , Isaac Asimov , Philip K. Dick , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Robert A. Heinlein , Anne McCaffrey , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , William Gibson , Frederik Pohl , Cordwainer Smith , Greg Bear , Bruce Sterling , Gregory Benford , Poul Anderson , James Blish , Larry Niven , Vernor Vinge , James Tiptree, Jr. , Rudy Rucker , Michael F. Flynn , Clifford D. Simak , James P. Hogan , Henry Kuttner , Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore , Cyril M. Kornbluth , Bob Shaw , Theodore Sturgeon , J. G. Ballard , Gene Wolfe , Gordon R. Dickson , Robert L. Forward , Ed Bryant , Dean Ing , Ian Watson , John M. Ford , Kate Wilhelm , Hal Clement , Randall Garrett , Raymond F. Jones , Philip Latham , Miles J. Breuer , Tom Godwin , John Sladek , Raymond Z. Gallun , Hilbert Schenck , Richard Grant , Theodore L. Thomas , Donald M. Kingsbury , George Turner , Katherine MacLean , Don A. Stuart

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