Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Trurl the constructor whose inventions tend to make life complicated for anyone in the vicinity and his cohort Klapaucius make their welcome appearance in this attractive collection by Polish SF writer Lem (translated by Michael Kandel). Asking the machine that can do everything to do nothing almost destroys the universe and a more benevolent creation wipes out war or at least one battle; and there are various other wonders worth pondering. The intelligent, ironic Lem is a real find. Read full review

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One of my favourite books, showcases the author's sly and playful humour very well. Bursting with ideas and logic. Definitely a classic.

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the most imaginative book i have ever picked up...creative illustrations also.more humorous and lighter dialogue than what i've heard about his other books,but im sure i will love those too

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User Review  - pierre menard - Goodreads

For the love of me I just can't understand why this book is so highly regarded. The best you could say about these stories is that they are cute. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they try very hard ... Read full review

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