The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985 - Competition (Psychology) - 295 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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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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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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Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem was born on September 12, 1921. A medical graduate of Cracow University, he is at home both in the sciences and in philosophy, and this broad erudition gives his writings genuine depth. He has published extensively, not only fiction, but also theoretical studies. His books have been translated into 41 languages and sold over 27 million copies. He gained international acclaim for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories, which was first published in 1974. A trend toward increasingly serious philosophical speculation is found in his later works, such as Solaris (1961), which was made into a Soviet film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002. He died on March 27, 2006 in Krakow at the age of 84.

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