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Eden

Author: Stanisław Lem
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A crew of six crash-land on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. They set forth into a strange world that grows ever stranger. The sun is not completely circular. The desert ground is soft, spongy, it exudes acrid vapors. Thickets of plants are shaped like hanging spiders; trees, violet and blue, breathe noisily; flower petals lift into the air like a flock of startled pigeons. The men come to a wall that moves in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lem, Stanisław.
Eden.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1989
(OCoLC)645788734
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanisław Lem
ISBN: 0151275807 9780151275809
OCLC Number: 19324099
Notes: "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
"A Harvest/HBJ book."
Description: 262 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Eden.
Responsibility: Stanislaw Lem ; translated by Marc E. Heine.

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A crew of six crash-land on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. They set forth into a strange world that grows ever stranger. The sun is not completely circular. The desert ground is soft, spongy, it exudes acrid vapors. Thickets of plants are shaped like hanging spiders; trees, violet and blue, breathe noisily; flower petals lift into the air like a flock of startled pigeons. The men come to a wall that moves in rhythmic waves; they enter an automated factory where mysterious objects are created, destroyed, and created again in a meaningless cycle. They meet an inhabitant of Eden, a large, humped, pearl-colored, naked torso from which protrudes another, smaller torso with a child's head and two small arms -- a "doubler," they call him. One doubler leads to another, to whole communities, to a world of flying saucers and genetic engineering. And everywhere, death. Swollen bodies in ditches and in wells, a beehive structure filled with clusters of glass eggs -- a skeleton within each egg.

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