The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy by Stanislaw LemThe Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy by Stanislaw Lem

The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy

byStanislaw Lem

Paperback | February 1, 2001

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Bringing his twin gifts of scientific speculation and scathing satire to bear on that hapless planet, Earth, Lem sends his unlucky cosmonaut, Ijon Tichy, to the Eighth Futurological Congress. Caught up in local revolution, Tichy is shot and so critically wounded that he is flashfrozen to await a future cure. Translated by Michael Kandel.
Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006) was the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he was a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and the author of numerous works, including Solaris.
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Title:The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon TichyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:February 1, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0156340402

ISBN - 13:9780156340403

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The futurologists of the world have gathered at their Eighth World Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton to discuss the problem of overpopulation. Their deliberations, however, are interrupted by a revolution which the government attempts to quell with chemical weapons. The air and water are laden with "benignimizers" and other exotic drags which send futurologist Tichy careening into a hallucinatory tomorrow. Lem's view of the overcrowded future is original and disturbing. A pessimistic, mordantly funny book, well translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel.