The Cyberiad [NOOK Book]

Overview

Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers. “The most completely successful of his books... here Lem comes closest to inventing a real universe” (Boston Globe). Illustrations by Daniel Mr—z. Translated by Michael Kandel.

Two constructor robots roam the cosmos creating ...

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The Cyberiad

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Overview

Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers. “The most completely successful of his books... here Lem comes closest to inventing a real universe” (Boston Globe). Illustrations by Daniel Mr—z. Translated by Michael Kandel.

Two constructor robots roam the cosmos creating improbable beasts and machines, such as electronic bards and involuted story telling machines which never finish a tale.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547538518
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/16/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 246,440
  • File size: 887 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2002

    witty and funny

    Although the language suffers some in translation, these stories still are funny enough to be enjoyed purely for their comic value and intelligent enough to be pondered and reread. I read this for the first time when I was in my early teens, and find that it has only gotten better as I have aged.

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