These fourteen science fiction stories reveal Lem’s fascination with artificial intelligence and demonstrate just how surprisingly human sentient machines can be. “Astonishing is not too strong a word for these tales” (Wall Street Journal). Translated and with an Introduction by Michael Kandel.
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Review: Mortal EnginesUser Review - William Leight - Goodreads
“Mortal Engines” provides an interesting overview of both halves of Lem's oeuvre. The first half or two-thirds of the book are more of the type of cyber-fables that appear in “The Cyberiad”, though ... Read full review
Review: Mortal EnginesUser Review - Jake - Goodreads
I think some of this book may have been lost in translation, but not much because it was still fantastic. The last story (The Mask) alone is so incredible that I can't imagine what it might be like in the original Polish. Definitely five stars. Read full review