the instrumentality of mankind

the instrumentality of mankind by ‘cordwainer smith’ (published in 1979)

the instrumentality of mankind is a collection of science fiction short stories from 1958 by Paul Linebarger – with links between them as they are set in an alternative earth history

the instrumentality of mankind book review cordwainer smith

first book in years i have the blurb on the back and even the books introduction by frederik pohl – got sucked in and wish i hadnt

the stories certainly are different but technology/time/civilisation/writing/history seems to have overtaken the ideas

there are a few good story arcs but its mainly disappointment and trying to get through them to find out the ending – others may find most of them superb and to their liking. drunkboat short story is great. the goonhogo/chinesians invasion of planet venus – when the people fell seen on the books cover – is also a good idea …

the instrumentality of mankind cordwainer smith book cover review