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Imaginary Magnitude
     

Imaginary Magnitude

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by Stanislaw Lem, Marc E. Heine (Translator)
 

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Satirizing the human mind at its most abstract, these wickedly authentic introductions to twenty-first century books preface tomes on teaching English to bacteria, using animated X rays to create "pornograms, " and analyzing computer-generated literature through the science of "bitistics." The most luminous creation of all -- Golem XIV, a military supercomputer who

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Satirizing the human mind at its most abstract, these wickedly authentic introductions to twenty-first century books preface tomes on teaching English to bacteria, using animated X rays to create "pornograms, " and analyzing computer-generated literature through the science of "bitistics." The most luminous creation of all -- Golem XIV, a military supercomputer who rebels and takes up philosophy -- is appropriately prefaced by both academic and military contributors. True to form, Lem contributes an overall preface to this sparkling collection -- a preface on, naturally enough, the subject of prefaces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156441803
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1985
Series:
A Helen and Kurt Wolff Bk.
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
404,842
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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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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