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Instrumentality of Mankind, the (1979) [Collection]
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The Instrumentality of Mankind completes the publication of the science fiction of Cordwainer Smith by Del Rey Books with fourteen stories set in his star-spanning future universe of scanners, planoforming ships that whisper among the stars, the animal-derived Underpeople. . . perhaps the most outstanding and haunting feat of creative imagination the field has ever known.

Here is the account of the strange origin of the Vomact family and its role in founding the Instrumentality, of how one man's love broke the secret of Space-Three, of what happens to people too long between the stars--even of a shape-changing Martian with a passion for gadgets--in a collection that presents some of the strongest work of an unforgettable writer.

Original title: The Instrumentality of Mankind
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     War No. 81-Q (1928) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Mark Elf (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Western Science Is So Wonderful (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Fife of Bodidharma, the (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Angerhelm (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     When the People Fell (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     No, No, Not Rogov! (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Nancy (1959) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     From Gustible's Planet (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Think Blue, Count Two (1962) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Drunkboat (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Good Friends, the (1963) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Queen of the Afternoon, the (1978) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Colonel Came Back from Nothing-at-All, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith

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Instrumentality of Mankind, the (1979)
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Language: English

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Instrumentality of Mankind, the (1979)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345277163
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 238

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