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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User Review  - Corwin - Goodreads

The scope of this man's lyrical storytelling ability is simply astounding. He can create compelling virtual worlds with the alacrity of HP Lovecraft and the bardic poetry reminiscent of Sir Gawain and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kirsten Zirngibl - Goodreads

This was a lot of fun! In style it was like Gulliver's travels meets classic Lewis Carrol meets meets Aesops fables meets philosophical/grandiose sci-fi. It blurs the line between fantasy and science ... Read full review

Contents

How the World Was Saved 3
9
A Good Shellacking
21
KLAPAUCIUS
31
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

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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