The Cyberiad

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Harcourt, 2002 - Fiction - 312 pages
24 Reviews

A brilliantly crafted collection of stories from celebrated science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem

Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. Over the course of their adventures in The Cyberiad, they travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their unsuspecting employers. Playfully written, and ranging from the prophetic to the surreal, these stories demonstrate Stanislaw Lem's vast talent and remarkable ability to blend meaning and magic into a wholly entertaining and captivating work.

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The book has nice illustrations. - Goodreads
Writing: Okay at first, but very annoying by the end. - Goodreads
Nonetheless, a gifted writer. - Goodreads
Lem seems to be writing here for himself. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Paul A. Mascazzini - Goodreads

Im trying to find some words to describe this books... Some of them that linger in my head are: Awesome, so funny, deep, hilarious, sadly funny. Fine, I don't have a word to describe this book, so ... Read full review

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User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

After finishing 46 percent I put this book aside, and leave it as "unfinished". But yet I easily give this book three stars; which certainly should seem at odds with stopping reading. The reason for ... Read full review

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Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.

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