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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:
9780544080102
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
07/18/2012
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
437 KB

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.