April, 2022: "The Cyberiad" by Stanisław Lem
|Author: Stanisław Lem|
|Genre: Science fiction|
|Reading started: April 24th, 2022|
|Current progress: Page 60 of 296 (20.3%)|
|Reading ended: N/A|
|Effective reading time: 1 hour, 11 minutes (1 minute, 11 seconds per page)|
|Number of sessions: 5|
|Average session reading time: 11 minutes, 54 seconds|
|Average session review score: 3.6 of 5|
|Final review score: N/A|
DescriptionWikipedia: The Cyberiad (Polish: Cyberiada) is a series of humorous science fiction short stories by Polish writer Stanisław Lem, originally published in 1965, with an English translation appearing in 1974. The main protagonists of the series are Trurl and Klapaucius, the "constructors".
The vast majority of characters are either robots or intelligent machines. The stories focus on problems of the individual and society, as well as on the vain search for human happiness through technological means. Two of these stories were included in the book The Mind’s I.
The word "Cyberiad" is used in the series only once as a name of a pretty woman in a poem by Elektrybałt, an electronic poet invented by Trurl. There is a steel statue of Elektrybałt in the Copernicus Science Centre, Warsaw.
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