The Instrumentality of Mankind by Cordwainer Smith
The Instrumentality of Mankind by Cordwainer Smith (Ballantine / Del Rey / first edition, May 1979)
Fourteen stories set in Smith's star-spanning far-future universe of scanners, planoforming ships that whisper amongst the stars and the animal-derived Underpeople.
Paperback in near fine condition. with no creasing to cover or spine. Cover is protected by cellophane protector but this is not an ex-library copy.