The Cyberiad

Download or Read eBook The Cyberiad PDF written by Stanislaw Lem and published by . This book was released on 1976-03-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Cyberiad

Book Synopsis The Cyberiad by : Stanislaw Lem

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.

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  • Total Pages – 240
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  • ISBN-10 – 0380005174
  • ISBN-13 – 9780380005178

The Cyberiad

Download or Read eBook The Cyberiad PDF written by Stanislaw Lem and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2002 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Cyberiad

Book Synopsis The Cyberiad by : Stanislaw Lem

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). Translated by Michael Kandel.

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  • Publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Pages – 316
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  • ISBN-10 – 0156027593
  • ISBN-13 – 9780156027595

The Truth and Other Stories

Download or Read eBook The Truth and Other Stories PDF written by Stanislaw Lem and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2021-09-14 with total page 341 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Truth and Other Stories

Book Synopsis The Truth and Other Stories by : Stanislaw Lem

Twelve stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, nine of them never before published in English. Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, only three have previously appeared in English, making this the first "new" book of fiction by Lem since the late 1980s. The stories display the full range of Lem's intense curiosity about scientific ideas as well as his sardonic approach to human nature, presenting as multifarious a collection of mad scientists as any reader could wish for. Many of these stories feature artificial intelligences or artificial life forms, long a Lem preoccupation; some feature quite insane theories of cosmology or evolution. All are thought provoking and scathingly funny. Written from 1956 to 1993, the stories are arranged in chronological order. In the title story, "The Truth," a scientist in an insane asylum theorizes that the sun is alive; "The Journal" appears to be an account by an omnipotent being describing the creation of infinite universes--until, in a classic Lem twist, it turns out to be no such thing; in "An Enigma," beings debate whether offspring can be created without advanced degrees and design templates. Other stories feature a computer that can predict the future by 137 seconds, matter-destroying spores, a hunt in which the prey is a robot, and an electronic brain eager to go on the lam. These stories are peak Lem, exploring ideas and themes that resonate throughout his writing.

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  • Publisher – MIT Press
  • Total Pages – 341
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780262366656
  • ISBN-13 – 0262366657

The Cyberiad

Download or Read eBook The Cyberiad PDF written by Stanislaw Lem and published by HMH. This book was released on 2002-12-16 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
The Cyberiad

Book Synopsis The Cyberiad by : Stanislaw Lem

“Lem has an almost Dickensian genius for vividly realizing the tragedy and comedy of future machines.” —The New York Times Book Review These are the stories of Trurl and Klapaucius, master inventors and engineers known as “constructors,” who have created marvels for kingdoms. Friends and rivals, they are constantly outdoing and challenging each other to reveal the next great evolution in cybernetics, and the exploits of these brilliant men are nothing short of incredible. From tales of love, in which a robotic prince must woo a robotic princess enchanted by pleasures of true flesh, to epics of battle, in which the heroic constructors must use their considerable wit to outsmart a monarch obsessed with hunting, to examinations of humanity, wherein Trurl and Klapaucius must confront the limits of their skills and the meaning of true perfection, these stories are rich with profound questions, unimaginable marvels, and remarkable feats. Hailed as “the most completely successful of [Lem’s] books,” The Cyberiad is an outrageously funny and incomparably wise collection of short stories, taking an insightful look at mechanics, technology, invention, and human ambition (The Boston Globe).

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  • Publisher – HMH
  • Total Pages – 305
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  • ISBN-10 – 9780547538518
  • ISBN-13 – 0547538510

Mortal Engines

Download or Read eBook Mortal Engines PDF written by Stanisław Lem and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1992 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Mortal Engines

Book Synopsis Mortal Engines by : Stanisław Lem

Publisher description: Translated from the original Polish text, and with an introduction by Michael Kandel. These fourteen science fiction stories reveal Stainslaw Lem's fascination with artificial intelligence and demonstrate just how surprisingly human sentient machines can be. The first eleven stories, a cycle called "Fables for Robots," are set in a cosmos inhabited exclusively by machines. Revolving around an assortment of electroknights and cyberkings, the stories combine the timeless quality of fairy tales and parables with a twist that is unmistakably Lem.

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  • Publisher – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Total Pages – 256
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  • ISBN-10 – 0156621614
  • ISBN-13 – 9780156621618