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Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers. “The most completely successful of his books... here Lem comes closest to inventing a real universe” (Boston Globe). Illustrations by Daniel Mr—z. Translated by Michael Kandel.
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Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.Language Notes:
Text: English, Polish (translation)
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Book Description Secker & Warburg, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition.... UK hardback first impression. The book has a slight spine roll and knocks to bottom corners. The jacket is unclipped with a little spine fade, some creasing and slightly loose-fitting flaps. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # ABE-1480288626053
Book Description Secker and Warburg, UK, 1975. Hardback. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine Unclipped. First.. Near fine condition book; no inscriptions etc. Clean and tight. Page block lightly tanned. Jacket is near fine; clean, crisp, unclipped. This is science fantasy at its very best, set in worlds of high slapstick where hypotheses hurtle through the ether like custard pies, and where metaphysical banana skins abound. Wickedly inventive and written with a rare delight in language for its own sake, this is a potent blend of fairy-tale charm and cybernetic dynamite. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 013432
Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, London, 1975. hardcover. Condition: Good. Mroz, Daniel (illustrator). Hardcover in good condition. First English edition. Price-clipped jacket is lightly scored and edge-worn. Price sticker on front inner flap. Minor score on front board. Rear lower edge is slightly sunned. Hardcover spine ends are lightly bumped. Page block and pages are tanned. Contents remain clear throughout. HCW. Used. Seller Inventory # 462764
Book Description Secker & Warburg, 1972. hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First English Edition. Dustjacket very barely sunned/rubbed; spine ends very lightly sunned/bumped; bottom edge very barely soiled; binding tight; dustjacket, cover, edges, and interior intact and exceptionally clean except where noted; a nice copy. Seller Inventory # 594250