Protecting Project Pulp No. 10: Cordwainer Smith

Main Fiction: “The Game of Rat and Dragon” by Cordwainer Smith (Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger), first published in Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1955.

Narrator: Steven Howell.

“Only partners could fight this deadliest of wars—and the one way to dissolve the partnership was to be personally dissolved!”

4 thoughts on “Protecting Project Pulp No. 10: Cordwainer Smith”

  1. Interesting story, though to my fast pace neurons (caught by a hell like fever) it seemed like a extreme inner musing a little hard to follow. But in any time I can get back to it.

  2. It is amazing what a range of moods, settings, atmospheres, styles, the Instrumentality cycle contains. And in all of them, even the pulpiest ones, the author manages to get us to explore our preconceptions and prejudices, our complacencies and comfort zones. One of my favourite authors.

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