Title: Scanners Live in Vain

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Title: Scanners Live in Vain Title Record # 40968
Author: Cordwainer Smith
Date: 1950-01-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: novelette
Series: The Instrumentality of Mankind
Webpages: Wikipedia-EN
Language: English
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Other Titles

Translations
Year Language Title
1974 French Les sondeurs vivent en vain
1975 German Seher leben vergeblich
1977 Dutch Schouwers Leven Tevergeefs
1980 German Seher leben vergeblich
1981 German Checker sind passé
1982 Italian I controllori vivono invano
1986 Croatian Skeneri žive uzalud
2011 German Scanner leben vergebens

Awards

Place Year and Award Category
2 2001 Retro Hugo Best Novelette

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog# Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
Fantasy Book, Vol. 1, No. 6 1950-01-00 ed. Garret Ford Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.   $0.25 116 digest mag Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Beyond the End of Time 1952-01-00 ed. Frederik Pohl Permabooks #P145 $0.35 407 pb anth Checkmark
Science and Sorcery 1953-12-00 ed. Garret Ford Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.   $3.00 327 hc anth Crozetti , Walter Checkmark
You Will Never Be the Same 1963-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Regency Books #RB 309 $0.50 156 pb coll Ron Bradford Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1970-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday   $7.95 xi+
558
hc anth Sagebrush Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1970-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday / SFBC #2265 $2.98 xi+
558
hc anth Sagebrush Checkmark
You Will Never Be the Same 1970-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Berkley Medallion 0-425-01894-6 $0.75 176 pb coll Paul Lehr Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon #J115 $1.50 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1971-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon #J115 C$1.50 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1972-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon #J115 $1.50 672 pb anth Checkmark
Survival Printout 1973-00-00 ed. Total Effect Vintage Books 0-394-71857-7 $1.95 x+
332+
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pb anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1973-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon #J115 $1.50 672 pb anth Checkmark
Les seigneurs de l'instrumentalité: Tome 1 1974-07-04 Cordwainer Smith OPTA (Club du Livre d'Anticipation #50) 2-7201-0002-1   391 hc omni Checkmark
Sternträumer 1975-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Insel (Phantastische Wirklichkeit: Science Fiction der Welt) 3-458-05863-X DM 16.50 254 hc coll H. Wenske  
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1975-07-00 Cordwainer Smith Nelson Doubleday / SFBC #1180 $2.49 [8]+
342
hc coll Janice C. Tate Checkmark
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1975-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Ballantine Books (Ballantine's Classic Library of Science Fiction) 0-345-24581-4 $1.95 xix+
377
pb coll Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1975-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Ballantine Books 0-345-24581-4 C$1.95 xix+
377
pb coll Darrell Sweet Checkmark
You Will Never Be the Same 1975-10-00 Cordwainer Smith Garland Publishing 0-8240-1429-4 $11.00 176 hc coll Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1976-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Macmillan UK 0-333-19001-7 £3.95 219 hc anth  
Galerij der Giganten 3 1977-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Elsevier (Elsevier SF) 90-10-01804-0   190 tp anth Checkmark
Decade: the 1950s 1977-03-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison Pan Books 0-330-25034-5 £0.70 219 pb anth Paul Bartlett Checkmark
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1977-10-00 Cordwainer Smith Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27202-1 $2.25 xix+
377
pb coll Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1977-10-00 Cordwainer Smith Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27202-1 C$2.25 xix+
377
pb coll Darrell Sweet Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1978-00-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18987-7 $3.95 219 tp anth Ken Leeder Checkmark
Decade: The 1950s 1978-04-00 ed. Brian W. Aldiss, Harry Harrison St. Martin's Press 0-312-18985-0 $8.95 219 hc anth  
Science and Sorcery 1978-05-00 ed. Garret Ford Zebra Books / Kensington Publishing Corp. 0-89083-345-1 $1.95 318 pb anth Tom Barber Checkmark
Les seigneurs de l'instrumentalité Tome 1 1980-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Le Livre de Poche (Le Livre de Poche - Science Fiction #7056) 2-253-02435-X   378 pb omni Gérard Ruffin Checkmark
Die besten Stories von Cordwainer Smith 1980-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Moewig (Playboy Science Fiction #6708) 3-8118-6708-3 DM 7.80 415 pb coll Carl Lundgren Checkmark
Titan 15 1981-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg, Wolfgang Jeschke Heyne (Heyne Science Fiction & Fantasy #3787) 3-453-30688-0 DM 4.80 158+
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pb anth Jim Burns Checkmark
First Voyages 1981-05-00 ed. Damon Knight, Martin H. Greenberg, Joseph D. Olander Avon 0-380-77586-7 $2.95 x+
373
pb anth Checkmark
L'astronave d'oro 1982-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Fanucci Editore (Sidera nello spazio e nel tempo #4)   5,000 Lit 3+
206
tp coll Peter Jones  
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books (DAW Collectors #594) 0-87997-953-4 $3.50 319 pb anth Dino Marsan Checkmark
The Great SF Stories 12 (1950) 1984-09-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg DAW Books / New American Library of Canada 0-87997-953-4 C$3.95 319 pb anth Dino Marsan Checkmark
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 1985-07-00 Cordwainer Smith Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32302-5 $3.50 xix+
377
pb coll Darrell Sweet Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame 1986-07-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $4.95 672 pb anth  
Sirius, #125 1986-10-05 ed. Milivoj PašičekQuestion mark Vjesnik   250 din. 132 pb mag Checkmark
Tu seras un autre 1987-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Presses Pocket (Presses Pocket - Science Fiction #5265) 2-266-02038-2   348 pb coll W. Siudmak Checkmark
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1987-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Warner Books 0-446-51369-5 $17.95 xiv+
352
hc anth Stanislaw Fernandez Checkmark
Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: Sixth Series 1988-00-00 ed. Isaac Asimov, Martin H. Greenberg Bonanza Books / Crown Publishers 0-517-65754-6 $8.95 624 hc anth Romas Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man 1988-06-00 Cordwainer Smith VGSF / Gollancz (VGSF Classics #25) 0-575-04165-X £3.50 xix+
377
pb coll John Avon  
The Rediscovery of Man 1988-09-15 Cordwainer Smith Gollancz 0-575-04352-0 £11.95 xix+
377
hc coll John Avon Checkmark
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1988-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg VGSF / Victor Gollancz 0-575-04356-3 £4.99 xiv+
349
tp anth Terry Pastor Checkmark
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1988-11-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Victor Gollancz 0-575-04355-5 £11.95 349 hc anth  
Robert Silverberg's Worlds of Wonder 1989-04-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Warner Books 0-446-39012-7 $12.95 352 tp anth Stanislaw Fernandez  
Sternträumer 1991-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Suhrkamp (Phantastische Bibliothek #193) 3-518-37893-7 DM 14.00 290 pb coll Tom Breuer Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith 1993-06-00 Cordwainer Smith NESFA Press 0-915368-56-0 $24.95 xvi+
671
hc coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Decades of Science Fiction 1997-04-00 ed. Applewhite Minyard NTC Publishing Group 0-8442-5994-2 $26.95 xvi+
557
tp anth François Robert Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1998-08-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Doubleday / SFBC 1-56865-878-8 $10.98 xi+
560
hc anth  
The Rediscovery of Man 1999-05-00 Cordwainer Smith Millennium / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #10) 1-85798-819-1 £6.99 xix+
377
tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 2001-00-00 ed. Robert Silverberg The Easton Press     xi+
558
hc anth Checkmark
Science Fiction: 101 2001-03-00 ed. Robert Silverberg ibooks 0-7434-1294-X $14.00 xvi+
544
tp anth Debbie Silva  
The Rediscovery of Man 2003-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #10) 1-85798-819-1 £6.99 xix+
377
tp coll Chris Moore  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 2003-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Tor 0-765-30536-4 $27.95 xiv+
560
hc anth Kenn Brown  
Les seigneurs de l'instrumentalité, I 2004-03-02 Cordwainer Smith Gallimard (Folio SF #165) 2-07-042715-3   617 pb coll Manchu Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 2005-02-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Orb 0-765-30537-2 $17.95 xiv+
560
tp anth Kenn Brown Checkmark
Science Fiction: 101 2005-10-00 ed. Robert Silverberg ibooks 0-7434-1294-X $14.00 xvi+
544
tp anth Debbie Silva  
When the People Fell 2007-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Baen 1-4165-2146-1 $15.00 599 tp coll Tom Kidd  
When the People Fell 2007-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Baen 978-1-4165-2146-4 $6.00   ebook coll Tom Kidd  
Scanners Live in Vain 2008-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Wonder eBooks   $2.40   ebook chap  
The Rediscovery of Man 2010-02-00 Cordwainer Smith Gollancz (Gollancz SF Masterworks (II)) 978-0-575-09424-6 £8.99 400 tp coll  
Scanners and Others: Three Science Fiction Stories 2010-04-29 Cordwainer Smith Wildside Press 978-1-55742-120-3 $3.99 74 tp coll  
Was aus den Menschen wurde 2011-00-00 Cordwainer Smith Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52806-2 €12.99 [2]+
1053
pb coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur Checkmark
Was aus den Menschen wurde 2011-03-00 Cordwainer Smith Heyne (Meisterwerke der Science Fiction) 978-3-453-52806-2 €12.99 [2]+
1052+
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pb coll Hauptmann & Kompanie Werbeagentur  
When the People Fell 2012-08-28 Cordwainer Smith Baen 978-1-4516-3829-5 $7.99 829+
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pb coll Tom Kidd Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man 2012-11-30 Cordwainer Smith Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10861-5 £4.99   ebook coll  
Science Fiction: 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction 2014-05-00 ed. Robert Silverberg Roc / New American Library 978-0-451-46676-1 $16.00 xvi+
489
tp anth Checkmark
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 2017-04-26 Cordwainer Smith Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-360-9 $14.99 376 tp coll  
The Best of Cordwainer Smith 2017-04-28 Cordwainer Smith Phoenix Pick 978-1-61242-361-6 $5.99   ebook coll  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-44933-1 $2.50 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.95 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon #26346 $1.95 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man date unknown Cordwainer Smith Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #10) 1-85798-819-1 £6.99 xix+
377
tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.95 672 pb anth  
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon #26346 $1.95 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith date unknown Cordwainer Smith NESFA Press 0-915368-56-0 $25.00 xvi+
671
hc coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith date unknown Cordwainer Smith NESFA Press 0-915368-56-0 $24.95 xvi+
671
hc coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man date unknown Cordwainer Smith Gollancz / Orion (Millennium / Gollancz SF Masterworks #10) 978-1-85798-819-2 £7.99 xix+
377
tp coll Chris Moore Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume I date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Avon 0-380-00795-9 $2.25 672 pb anth Checkmark
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith date unknown Cordwainer Smith NESFA Press 0-915368-56-0 $25.00 xvi+
671
hc coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One, 1929-1964 date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg Orb 0-765-30537-2 $19.99 xiv+
560
tp anth Kenn Brown Checkmark
Science Fiction: 101 date unknown ed. Robert Silverberg ibooks 0-7434-1294-X $14.00 xvi+
544
tp anth Debbie Silva Checkmark
Le rêveur aux étoiles date unknown Cordwainer Smith France Loisirs 2-7242-3404-9   384 hc coll Bahamas Checkmark
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