The Cyberiad

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Harcourt, 2002 - Fiction - 312 pages
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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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User Review  - Voss Foster - Goodreads

I first ran across The Cyberiad in desperation. It takes me next to no time to read books, so I quickly drained every last inch of our bookshelves by eighth grade, and the library had nothing. My dear ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Warren - Goodreads

High-technical, nonsensical - even Seussical! Fantastic, elastic, and pariphrastic! Lem (and the inimitable translator) pull off some of the best word play I've read in years often doing so with ... 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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