The Cyberiad

The Cyberiad

"The Cyberiad" and "Robot's tales" (in the US a collection entitled “The Cosmic Carnival of Stanislaw Lem was also published)  is a witty blend of traditional tales and science-fiction -  there are “constructors” instead of wizards and magic;  apparent miracles turn out to be the outcome of exceptional engineering capabilities.  However, greedy kings, cruel and hungry for power, stem from our very own world.  Just as among us, there live naive healers of the world,  who believe it takes only one good idea to save humanity.  In robots' states nothing good results from that.  The case with us – suggests Lem – would be very similar, since neither evil nor (fortunately) good cannot be eradicated.  And we will never give up telling tales.

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