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His Master's Voice free pdf Originally published in 1968, His Master's Voice is a transitional work between Stanislaw Lem's more or less straightforward science fiction of the earlier years and the searching, difficult, and frequently experimental works of later decades. The novel takes the form of a posthumously published diary by an eminent mathematician, Peter Hogarth, a key participant in the His Master's Voice project, a blunt analogy to the Manhattan Project. Twenty-five hundred elite scientists have been herded into an abandoned nuclear testing site in Nevada, where, surveilled by the Pentagon, they work in secret to decipher a neutrino message of extraterrestrial origin. The neutrino message is the philosophical catalyst behind this extraordinarily deep and tragic novel in which Leto takes to task the military takeover of scientific research, Cold War -- era politics, and humanity's perpetual capacity for (self-)destruction. His Master's Voice is a mordant satire on scientific micro-worlds and the monstrous political and military system bankrolling them.

About Stanis aw Lem

Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem was born on September 12, 1921. A medical graduate of Cracow University, he is at home both in the sciences and in philosophy, and this broad erudition gives his writings genuine depth. He has published extensively, not only fiction, but also theoretical studies. His books have been translated into 41 languages and sold over 27 million copies. He gained international acclaim for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories, which was first published in 1974. A trend toward increasingly serious philosophical speculation is found in his later works, such as Solaris (1961), which was made into a Soviet film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002. He died on March 27, 2006 in Krakow at the age of 84.

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Author : Stanis aw Lem
Publisher : Northwestern University Press,U.S.
Data Published : 15 June 2006
ISBN : 0810117312
EAN : 9780810117310
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 199 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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