Fiasco

Fiasco

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'There were two kinds of landscape characteristic of the inner planets of the Sun: the purposeful and the desolate.'

The planet Quinta is pocked with ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network draped from spindly poles. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. The Earth spaceship Hermes arrives on Quinta with the best of intentions towards the humans' 'brothers in intelligence'. But something on the planet has gone terribly wrong...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 247g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241334357
  • 9780241334355
  • 102,447

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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