The Instrumentality of Mankind

by Cordwainer Smith | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0345323017 Global Overview for this book
Registered by natecull of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 6/12/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by natecull from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, June 12, 2005
The Instrumentality of Mankind completes the publication of the science fiction of Corwainer 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 nown.

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.

Journal Entry 2 by daveytay from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Saturday, July 23, 2005
Caught at dinner

Journal Entry 3 by daveytay from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, August 5, 2005
Great collection in a mostly chronological order. I remember a few of the stories from my youth. I think I will drop it off at work.

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