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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