Mortal Engines


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Author(s): Lem, Stanislaw

'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'. InMortal Engines Stanislaw Lem lays bare humanity's clash with machines, masterfully exploring science fiction's furthest frontiers.

About the author:

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 Star Diaries, The Cyberiad, The Summa Technologiae and The Futurological Congress.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780241269077

Audience: General/trade

Language: English

Number of Pages: 240

Publication Date: 20161114

Publisher: Penguin UK

Product Form: Paperback / softback

Dimensions (LxWxH): 195 mm129 mm16 mm 

Weight: 182 gr

 

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