More Tales of Pirx the Pilot

More Tales of Pirx the Pilot

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Commander Pirx, who drives space vehicles for a living in the galaxy of the future, here faces a new series of intriguing adventures in which robots demonstrate some alarmingly human characteristics. Translated by Louis Iribarne, assisted by Magdalena Majcherczyk and Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 140 x 212 x 16mm | 299.37g
  • San Diego, CA, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156621436
  • 9780156621434
  • 620,504

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Commander Pirx, who drives space vehicles for a living in the galaxy of the future, here faces a new series of intriguing adventures in which robots demonstrate some alarmingly human characteristics. On one interplanetary trip, a robot actually shows curiosity and even generosity; on another, a robot is lured to try mountain climbing. The two longest stories are puzzles in which the mysteries of artificial intelligence are explored. Pirx wrestles every step of the way with his mixed feelings about robots, which make him increasingly suspicious and apprehensive. Lem writes of the cold and aloof technology of the future with deep humanity and high lyricism.
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"Lem has richly imagined the technology of the future, not merely in technical terms, but also in terms of how it will affect our everyday lives and our everyday view of ourselves". -- Philadelphia Inquirer
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