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    DescriptionWritten against the background of the rise of Nazism, War With the Newts concerns the discovery in the South Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, which is enslaved and exploited by mankind. In time they rebel, laying siege to the strongholds of their former masters in a global war for supremacy. R.U.R., or Rossum's Universal Robots, seen by many as a modern interpretation of the 'golem' myth, is regarded as the most important play in the history of SF. It introduced the word 'robot' and gave the genre one of its most enduring tropes.


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    Title
    RUR & War with the Newts
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karel Capek
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 240 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780575099456
    ISBN 10: 0575099453
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    BISAC V2.8: PER008000
    DC22: 891.8625
    Thema V1.0: FL
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Gollancz
    Publication date
    13 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Karel Capek (1890-1938) was one of the most important Czech writers of the 20th century and a major voice in early European science fiction. His work traversed many genres, and his most famous play, R.U.R., introduced the word 'robot' into popular usage. He died on Christmas Day 1938.
    Review quote
    Two cautionary (and visionary) tales that show us full well that man is at the top of the evolutionary chain through no real merit of his own. -- Graeme Flory GRAEME'S FANTASY BOOK REVIEW Blog 20111117