The Cyberiad

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Harcourt, Dec 16, 2002 - Fiction - 312 pages
23 Reviews

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  - Mike - Goodreads

The stories in The Cyberiad feature two inventors of machines, Trurl and Klapaucius, who are themselves machines, inhabiting a quasi-feudalistic world of space travel and cyber-knights and galactic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Charles Dee Mitchell - Goodreads

Trurl and Klapaucius are constructors. In the brilliant opening story, Trurl constructs a machine that can make anything beginning with the letter “n.” Klapaucius, impressed but always eager to put ... 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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