The information in this booklet was first presented in an earlier form at the 1970 Secondary Universe Conference at Queensboro Community College, New York; it has been expanded since then. It is a guide, with exegetical etymologies, of the people, places, and things in the Instrumentality universe.The second edition includes a bibliography of Linebarger's fiction and some selected non-fiction works. The current edition is the third.
Cordwainer Smith's universe of the Instrumentality is one of the most complex, beautiful and fascinating every created. The Concordance to Cordwainer Smith lists and identifies all the people, places, and things in his huge future history. Where known, the origin of the name, place, or thing is given.
Cordwainer Smith was the SF pseudonym of Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, a specialist on Asian affairs and a professor at Johns Hopkins University.
- The Bibliography of the Science Fiction and Some Other Selected Works of Paul M. A. Linebarger
Linebarger's older daughter, Rosana Hart, has a web site dedicated to her father at www.cordwainersmith.com.
Chapbook, comb (GBC) bound, 8.5" X 11", iii+101 pp., ISBN: 0-915368-57-9, 25 photocopies, $9.00, price lowered to $7.00 on 10 August 1994. (100 copies reprinted February 1985; 100 copies reprinted January 1991 at $9.00), January 1994.