Fiasco

Fiasco

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by Stanislaw Lem
     
 

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The planet Quinta is pocked by ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. In stark contrast, the crew of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they approach Quinta, a dark poetry takes over and leads them into a nightmare of misunderstanding. Translated by Michael

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The planet Quinta is pocked by ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. In stark contrast, the crew of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they approach Quinta, a dark poetry takes over and leads them into a nightmare of misunderstanding. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156306300
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/15/1988
Series:
Pirx the Pilot Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,242,157
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


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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Fiasco 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's always creative and sometimes brilliant. The conjunction is something glorious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading more as a character study of human psychology than science fiction adventure. The author shows humanity using its best science overshadowed by its worst propensity to act on flawed assumptions.