« Cyberiad, The » Stanisław Lem

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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.

Asking their machine that can do anything to do nothing almost destroys the universe.

Lem creates other cybernetic triumphs — laser-eyed beasts, dragons of improbability, electronic bards, and involuted story-telling machines that never finish a tale — brilliantly funny examples of his talent for intellectual slapstick, bizarre invention, and keen insight.

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Original title Cyberiada
Language English
Author Stanisław Lem
Year Harcourt, 1985
First Published 1967
ISBN 0-15-623550-1
Goodreads ID 1118485
Google Books ID y4-AAAAAIAAJ

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