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The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age (1965)

by Stanisław Lem

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Let me just start out by saying that I far prefer Lem's novels to his short stories. That said, I loved the higher math & quantum mechanics, probability humor throughout these stories. You probably wouldn't have to be a crazy quantum geek like me to appreciate it, but it would certainly help. ;)

Anyway, these are tales of a pair of constructor robots in a universe of robots and their exploits. They create the perfect generator of poetry, massive computers who can't do math, the perfect "prey" for a safari obsessed king, etc. They "the most advanced civilization" in the universe, after meeting the robot who discovered them (and was promptly beaten up and teleported away).

There are a lot of interesting ideas here, but for those new to Lem, I would recommend starting with Peace on Earth instead. ( )
  greeniezona | Sep 20, 2014 |
Basme pilduitoare cu roboți. ( )
  mariusgm | Sep 12, 2014 |
I started reading this once a while ago and got to exactly the same place and stopped ( it just happened again ! )
  BakuDreamer | Sep 7, 2013 |
best read in small chunks - it's a bit too whimsical all in one go. ( )
  SChant | Apr 26, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Stanisław Lemprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
義治, 村手翻訳secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fernandes, StanislawCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kandel, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kannosto, MattiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mróz, DanielIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rey, LuisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
昭三, 吉上翻訳secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Żył raz pewien wielki konstruktor-wynalazca, który nie ustając, wymyślał urządzenia niezwykłe i najdziwniejsze stwarzał aparaty.
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A brilliantly crafted collection of stories from celebrated science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem

 

Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. Over the course of their adventures in The Cyberiad, they travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their unsuspecting employers. Playfully written, and ranging from the prophetic to the surreal, these stories demonstrate Stanislaw Lem's vast talent and remarkable ability to blend meaning and magic into a wholly entertaining and captivating work.

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