The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985 - Competition (Psychology) - 295 pages
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Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers. "The most completely successful of his books... here Lem comes closest to inventing a real universe" (Boston Globe). Illustrations by Daniel Mr--z. Translated by Michael Kandel.

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THE CYBERIAD

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Trurl the constructor whose inventions tend to make life complicated for anyone in the vicinity and his cohort Klapaucius make their welcome appearance in this attractive collection by Polish SF ... Read full review

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User Review  - Will - Goodreads

Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem is like Philip K. Dick, but double the IQ, marinated in devious wit for 30 minutes longer, and garnished with calculus. Lem's The Cyberiad is a series of ... Read full review

Contents

How the World Was Saved 31585
3
Trurls Machine
9
A Good Shellacking
21
Copyright

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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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