The Cyberiad

The Cyberiad : Fables for the Cybernetic Age

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'A giant of twentieth-century science fiction' Guardian

One of the world's most beloved science fiction writers, Stanislaw Lem was famed for his wryly comic, outlandish imaginings of the relationship between humans and technology. In this playful cosmic fantasia, two 'constructors' compete to dream up ever-more ingenious inventions in a universe beyond reality.

'A Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age, who plays with every concept of philosophy and physics' The New York Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 111 x 181 x 20mm | 204g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241467993
  • 9780241467992
  • 9,272

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A giant of 20th-century science fiction Guardian
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The linguistic inventiveness is extraordinary ... Lem has created a curious world in which robots and rockets rub shoulders with kings, dragons, witches and pirates * Independent on Sunday * A Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age * New York Times * A giant of 20th-century science fiction * Guardian *
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About Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006) was born in Lviv, then part of Poland. He is probably the most original and influential European science-fiction writer since H.G. Wells. Best known in the West for Tarkovsky's film of his novel Solaris, Lem wrote novels and stories that have been published all over the world. He is credited with anticipating in his writing artificial reality, e-books and nano-technology. His most famous works include The Cyberiad, Mortal Engines, The Star Diaries, The Futurological Congress, Tales of Pirx the Pilot and Solaris.
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