The Syndic

by C. M. Kornbluth

Review by Bill Johnston

The Syndic by C. M. Kornbluth is an interesting adventure with a the political message of "of the few governments that are fair, they tend towards unfairness for various reasons". I found it to be idealistic and unrealistic, but a good read.

Other than The Syndic, I have read only collections by Kornbluth, but I have found them to be generally good. Kornbluth often collaborated Frederik Pohl, and after reading stories they wrote individually, it seems to me that Kornbluth was the idea man and Pohl was a better writer. So if you read anything by Kornbluth, be prepared for stories more geared to the point of the story than its content.

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