The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age
A charming, mind-bending and anarchic book of imagined civilizations 'Most cosmic civilizations long for things, in the depths of their souls, they would never openly admit to...' Trurl and Klapaucius are 'constructors' - they travel around the universe creating machines of astonishing... show more
A charming, mind-bending and anarchic book of imagined civilizations 'Most cosmic civilizations long for things, in the depths of their souls, they would never openly admit to...' Trurl and Klapaucius are 'constructors' - they travel around the universe creating machines of astonishing inventiveness and power and visiting a bewildering variety of violent, peculiar and
Publish date: 2014-06-05
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Now The Cyberiad completely got me back on board the Stanislaw Lem fan train. It was absolutely hysterical. This is a collection of short stories all about the adventures (or rather misadventures) of 2 (in)famous constructors as they make their way across the universe. (These journeys are called sal...
The premise is that a scientist is sent to Solaris (a planet with a space station) only to discover that the 3 inhabitants which he was meant to meet have been reduced to two. Our main character, Kris Kelvin, arrives hoping to crack the enigma of the alien ocean which comprises the whole of the plan...
(Original Review, 1980)Some people’s complaint about "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is reminiscent of a friend's complaint about Stanislaw Lem's "Cyberiad: Tales for a Cybernetic Age". He thought it was just a series of disconnected tales that were "everything that sf is ridiculed as being", ...
The book contains of the following short SF stories by S.Lem.1-How the World was Saved. 2-Trurl’s Machine.3-A Good Shellacking.4-The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius.5-Tale of the Three Story Telling Machines of King Genius.6-Altruizine.7-From the Cyphroeroticon.
I'd describe this book as being a sort of Science Fiction take on the Adventures of Baron Munchausen, but with the satire amped up some. This is a fun book which is definitely worth checking out.