> Skip to content
About the book
  • Published: 10 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141394596
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $30.00

The Cyberiad

Fables for the Cybernectic Age




In these fantastical short stories, Stanislaw Lem rewrites the laws of reality, space and language itself to take us on an anarchic and darkly comic journey through a newly imagined universe.

A charming, mind-bending and anarchic book of imagined civilizations
'Most cosmic civilizations long for things, in the depths of their souls, they would never openly admit to...'
Trurl and Klapaucius are 'constructors' - they travel around the universe creating machines of astonishing inventiveness and power and visiting a bewildering variety of violent, peculiar and morose civilizations. The Cyberiad is oddly reminiscent of Gulliver's Travels, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Phantom Tollbooth and Alice in Wonderland. Charming, mind-bending and anarchic, it is perhaps Lem's greatest work. This edition includes all of Daniel Mroz's hallucinatory original illustrations.

  • Pub date: 10 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9780141394596
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Author

Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem was a Polish author best known for his 1961 science fiction novel Solaris. He also wrote several other SF works including Eden (1959) and His Master's Voice (1968). Lem's books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold over 45 million copies. He was awarded numerous honours for his writing, including the City of Kraków's Prize in Literature, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and the Austrian State Prize for European Literature. Lem died in 2006, aged 84.

Also by Stanislaw Lem

See all

Related titles