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Mortal engines

By: Lem, Stanislaw

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0241269075 / 9780241269077
Paperback
891.85373
06/10/2016
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England
Science fiction
20 cm 240 pages
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Translated from the Polish.

'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.

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FLC Classic science fiction

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