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Title: War No. 81-Q Title Record # 557761
Author: Cordwainer Smith
Date: 1928-06-00
Type: SHORTFICTION
Length: short story
Series: The Instrumentality of Mankind
Language: English
Note: First appeared in The Adjutant, Vol. IX, No.1, June 1928. Linebarger's first published story, written while in high school. Later completely rewritten. The NESFA and Baen editions contain both versions of the story.
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Translations
Year Language Title
1982Translated by Thomas Ziegler
German Krieg Nr. 81-Q
1995Translated by Carlos Gardini.
Spanish La guerra número 81-Q
2004 French La guerre No 81-Q (version originale)

Publications

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Instrumentality of Mankind 1979-05-00 Cordwainer Smith Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27716-3 $1.95 xvii+
238
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Michael Herring Checkmark
The Instrumentality of Mankind 1979-05-00 Cordwainer Smith Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-27716-3 C$2.50 xvii+
238
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Michael Herring Checkmark
Instrumentalität der Menschheit 1982-06-00 Cordwainer Smith Moewig (Moewig Science Fiction #3579) 3-8118-3579-3 DM 7.80 320
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Helmut Wenske Checkmark
The Instrumentality of Mankind 1985-07-00 Cordwainer Smith Del Rey / Ballantine 0-345-32301-7 $2.95 238
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Michael Herring Checkmark
The Instrumentality of Mankind 1988-11-00 Cordwainer Smith VGSF / Gollancz (VGSF Classics #28) 0-575-04167-6 £3.50 238
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll John Avon Checkmark
The Instrumentality of Mankind 1989-03-02 Cordwainer Smith Victor Gollancz 0-575-04459-4 £11.95 238
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll John Avon 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
Los señores de la instrumentalidad IV: En busca de tres mundos 1995-02-00 Cordwainer Smith Ediciones B (Nova #70) 84-406-5288-7   299
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Oscar Chichoni  
Les seigneurs de l'instrumentalité, I 2004-03-02 Cordwainer Smith Gallimard (Folio SF #165) 2-07-042715-3   617
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Manchu Checkmark
Les seigneurs de l'instrumentalité, IV 2004-03-04 Anthony Lewis, Cordwainer Smith Gallimard (Folio SF #168) 2-07-042700-5   343
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
omni Manchu Checkmark
When the People Fell 2007-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Baen 1-4165-2146-1 $15.00 599
tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
coll Tom Kidd  
When the People Fell 2007-09-00 Cordwainer Smith Baen 978-1-4165-2146-4 $6.00  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll Tom Kidd  
The Instrumentality of Mankind 2011-09-29 Cordwainer Smith Gateway / Orion 978-0-575-10863-9 £4.99  
ebook?Used for all electronic formats, including but not limited to EPUB, eReader, HTML, iBook, Mobipocket, and PDF.
coll  
When the People Fell 2012-08-28 Cordwainer Smith Baen 978-1-4516-3829-5 $7.99 829+
[4]
pb?Paperback. Typically 7" by 4.25" (18 cm by 11 cm) or smaller, though trimming errors can cause them to sometimes be slightly (less than 1/4 extra inch) taller or wider/deeper.
coll Tom Kidd 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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
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 $25.00 xvi+
671
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
coll Jack Gaughan Checkmark
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