The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy [NOOK Book]

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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.

Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, is plunged into another adventure which satirizes the ...

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Overview

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.

Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, is plunged into another adventure which satirizes the population explosion and sociologists' attempt to understand what they cannot control.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547539805
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/28/1985
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 413,055
  • File size: 745 KB

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2002

    Probably the best Sci-Fi I have ever read

    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!

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