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I just created this article, but it's way below what I'd consider quality. I don't have a copy of the story near me, so I'm pretty sparse on details, which means the article is lacking both in content and style. My thanks to anyone who can help improve it.--QuantumDriverX 04:08, 15 April 2006 (UTC)
One thing I remember is that it's fairly clear many of them enjoy their life on Shayol. The idea being in part that "Hell", metaphorically speaking, can be livable if you like the people there. (Although the narcotics also helped)--T. Anthony 13:16, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
Are there any mentions to this so called Empire in other Cordwainer Smith's writings? I thought that the Instrumentality of the Mankind was the supreme ruling body. 188.8.131.52 19:09, 20 September 2007 (UTC)