The Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age by Stanislaw Lem:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

A set of humorous short stories by Stanisław Lem. The Polish version was first published in 1965, with an English translation appearing in 1974. The main protagonists of the series are Trurl and Klapaucius, the "constructors" (or "makers" in today's parlance). Select an invention:

Electronic Bard

Femfatalatron

Gigagnostotron

Gnostotron

Kingdom in a Box

Model the Universe

Smart Dust - intelligent sand

 

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