The Cyberiad

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Harcourt, 2002 - Fiction - 312 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 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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For the love of me I just can't understand why this book is so highly regarded. The best you could say about these stories is that they are cute. Sometimes they are funny. Sometimes they try very hard ... 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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