Mortal Engines

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1977 - Fiction - 239 pages
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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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User Review  - jamesd.b1 - LibraryThing

this book has a original idea. there is lots of adveture and betrayl. I have given this book a five star because of the idea of the book. It is a coty eat city world. Tom Natsworthy from London ... Read full review

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User Review  - delta351 - LibraryThing

I believe this is an unappreciated gem of Lem short stories. My favorites so far: Erg the Self Inducting- Fairy tale story of a princess imprisoned by a vengeful villian, and the efforts of some very ... Read full review

Contents

The Three Electroknights
1
Uranium Earpieces
8
How Erg the Selfinducting Slew a Paleface
15
Two Monsters
31
The White Death
41
How Microx and Gigant Made the Universe Expand
48
Tale of the Computer That Fought a Dragon
55
The Advisers of King Hydrops
63
Automatthews Friend
79
King Globares and the Sages
101
The Tale of King Gnuff
114
The Sanatorium of Dr Vliperdius
126
The Hunt
138
The Mask
181
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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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