The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy

The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy

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by Stanislaw Lem
     
 

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Bringing his twin gifts of scientific speculation and scathing satire to bear on that hapless planet, Earth, Lem sends his unlucky cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, to the Eighth Futurological Congress. Caught up in local revolution, Tichy is shot and so critically wounded that he is flashfrozen to await a future cure. Translated by Michael Kandel.
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Bringing his twin gifts of scientific speculation and scathing satire to bear on that hapless planet, Earth, Lem sends his unlucky cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, to the Eighth Futurological Congress. Caught up in local revolution, Tichy is shot and so critically wounded that he is flashfrozen to await a future cure. Translated by Michael Kandel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156340403
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/01/1985
Series:
Ijon Tichy Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
156
Sales rank:
384,662
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(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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The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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The Futurological Congress is an absolutely outstanding work of Science Fiction. It is hilarious, thought provoking, enjoyable and to a large exten quite disturbing. This book has a great philosophical undertone brilliantly disguised in Lem's humor. This is a phenomenal read and I highly reccomend it!