Saturday, May 3, 2008

** Cordwainer Smith's "Scanners Live in Vain" (short story, science fiction, free)

A much imitated story where some men have been brainwashed to forgo their lives for the good of society. They've been surgically modified to kill their normal senses, & turn them into ruthless machines used in space. One of their kind will eventually help them get their lives back.

Collected in.

  1. Robert Silverberg (Ed)'s "The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume One, 1929-1964".

Fact sheet.

First published: Fantasy Book magazine, Vol 1, No 6 ( January 1950).
Rating: C
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