Mortal Engines (Penguin Modern Classics)

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A virtuoso storyteller a Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age The New York Times He was a robothypochondriac On his squeaking cart he carried a complete set of spare parts A freighter pilot leads a manhunt across the Moon for a robot gone berserk a shapeshifting assassin falls in love with the man shes programmed to kill a paranoid King converts his kingdom into his artificial mind but his dreams rebel These stories range from surreal fables that satirically turn the fairy tale on its head to longer works including the man vs robot thriller The Hunt and possibly fictions strangest love story The Mask InMortal Engines Stanislaw Lem lays bare humanitys clash with machines masterfully exploring science fictions furthest frontiers

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Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006) was born in Lviv, then part of Poland. He is probably the most original and influential European science-fiction writer since H.G. Wells. Best known in the West for Tarkovsky's film of his novel Solaris, Lem wrote novels and stories that have been published all over the world. He is credited with anticipating in his writing artificial reality, e-books and nano-technology. His most famous works include The Cyberiad, Mortal Engines, The Star Diaries, The Futurological Congress, Tales of Pirx the Pilot and Solaris.

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Verlag: Penguin Classics Penguin UK Sep 2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0241269075 ISBN 13: 9780241269077
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Buchbeschreibung Penguin Classics Penguin UK Sep 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - 'A virtuoso storyteller . a Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age ' The New York Times 'He was a robot-hypochondriac. On his squeaking cart he carried a complete set of spare parts.' A freighter pilot leads a manhunt across the Moon for a robot gone berserk; a shapeshifting assassin falls in love with the man she's programmed to kill; a paranoid King converts his kingdom into his artificial mind, but his dreams rebel. These stories range from surreal fables that satirically turn the fairy tale on its head, to longer works including the man vs. robot thriller, 'The Hunt', and possibly fiction's strangest love story, 'The Mask'. In Mortal Engines Stanislaw Lem lays bare humanity's clash with machines, masterfully exploring science fiction's furthest frontiers. 240 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780241269077

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