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From Gustible's Planet (1962) [Short Story]
by Cordwainer Smith Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Serendipity provides a modest solution to the problem posed by an alien race remarkably similar to obnoxious in-laws who come for a visit and never leave.

First appeared in Worlds of If, July 1962.

Reprinted in:

  • The Instrumentality of Mankind
  • The Flying Sorcerers

Original title: From Gustible's Planet
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy
FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsInterspecies Relations

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Instrumentality of Mankind, the (1979) [Collection]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Rediscovery of Man, the (1993) [Collection]
      Author: Cordwainer Smith
     Flying Sorcerers, the (1997) [Anthology]
      Authors: Arthur C. Clarke , Terry Pratchett , Kurt Vonnegut , Piers Anthony , Roald Dahl , Stanislaw Lem , C. S. Lewis , Harry Harrison , Cordwainer Smith , Thomas M. Disch , Mervyn Peake , Michael Moorcock , L. Sprague de Camp , William F. Nolan , Robert Bloch , Fletcher Pratt , Robert Sheckley , John Collier , Fredric Brown , Nelson S. Bond , P.G. Wodehouse , Angela Carter , Stephen Leacock , John Wyndham , Eric Knight

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