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The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination) - Karel Capek
The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
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In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator’s superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so... show more
In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator’s superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the world’s population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war. Set in the mid-twentieth century, The Absolute at Large questions the ethics and rampant spread of power, mass production, and atomic weapons that Karel Capek saw in the technological and political revolutions occurring around him. Stephen Baxter provides an introduction for this Bison Books edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780803264595 (0803264593)
ASIN: 0803264593
Publisher: Bison Books
Pages no: 248
Edition language: English
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Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction rated it
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In recent days, I've had two separate conversations with men of faith. One minister and one pastor. During these conversations, Capek's Absolute at Large came to mind. While I read this book over a year ago, it is one of those books that will forever stay with me. The premise of the book is rather s...
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