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Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it's made up of two separate words mank and ind. What do these words mean? It's a mystery and that's why so is mankind.

—Jack Handy
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Call Me Joe

Author: Jack Williamson
Publisher: Avon Books
Pages: 0
Personal Rating: 7/10
Amazon: 4.5/5
Goodreads: 4/5
Found in:The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A [1974]
Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Century [2001]
The plot involves an attempt to explore the surface of the planet Jupiter using remote-controlled artificial life-forms. It focuses on the feelings of a disabled man who operates an artificial body.
An interesting concept and a fascinating execution.
There's a lot of similarity between key elements of this story and the 2009 movie Avatar by James Cameron.