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The Futurological Congress (from the memoirs of Ijon Tichy)

Author: Stanisław Lem; Michael Kandel
Publisher: New York, Seabury Press [1974]
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The futurologists of the world have gathered at their Eighth World Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton to discuss the problem of overpopulation. Their deliberations, however, are interrupted by a revolution which the government attempts to quell with chemical weapons. The air and water are laden with "benignimizers" and other exotic drags which send futurologist Tichy careening into a hallucinatory tomorrow. Lem's  Read more...
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Lem, Stanisław.
Futurological Congress (from the memoirs of Ijon Tichy).
New York, Seabury Press [1974]
(OCoLC)580322472
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanisław Lem; Michael Kandel
ISBN: 0816492220 9780816492220
OCLC Number: 960223
Notes: A Continuum book.
Description: 149 pages 22 cm.
Other Titles: Ze wspomnień Ijona Tichego; kongres futurologiczny.
Responsibility: Stanisław Lem ; Translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.

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The futurologists of the world have gathered at their Eighth World Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton to discuss the problem of overpopulation. Their deliberations, however, are interrupted by a revolution which the government attempts to quell with chemical weapons. The air and water are laden with "benignimizers" and other exotic drags which send futurologist Tichy careening into a hallucinatory tomorrow. Lem's view of the overcrowded future is original and disturbing. A pessimistic, mordantly funny book, well translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel -- Kirkus Review.

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