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The cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic age

Author: Stanisław Lem
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985, ©1974.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Harvest/HBJ edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lem, Stanisław.
Cyberiad.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985, ©1974
(OCoLC)647312671
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanisław Lem
ISBN: 0156235501 9780156235501
OCLC Number: 11398261
Notes: Translation of: Cyberiada.
"A Harvest/HBJ book."
Description: 295 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: How the world was saved --
Trurl's machine --
A good shellacking --
The first sally, or the trap of Gargantius --
The first sally (A), or Trurl's electronic bard --
The second sally, or the offer of King Krool --
The third sally, or the dragons of probability --
The fourth sally, or how Trurl built a femfatalatron to save Prince Pantagoon from the pangs of love, and how later he resorted to a cannonade of babies --
The fifth sally, or the mischief of King Balerion --
The fifth sally (A), or Trurl's prescription --
The sixth sally, or how Trurl and Klapaucius created a demon of the second kind to defeat the pirate Pugg --
The seventh sally, or how Trurl's own perfection led to no good --
Tale of the three storytelling machines of King Genius --
Altruizine --
Prince Ferrix and the Princess Crystal.
Other Titles: Cyberiada.
Responsibility: Stanislaw Lem ; translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel ; illustrated by Daniel Mróz.
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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.

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