Posted by : atcampbell | On : May 2, 2006

The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem

In May of 2006 the FACT reading group discussed Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem. Most people who were present at the discussion (~ 6-7 of them) liked the book. A few of them had read Lem before, mostly his novel Solaris.

It was noted how well Cyberiad held up from the technological standpoint. Cyberiad was written 40 years ago, but its scientific / technical ideas don’t appear obsolete. It is about computers and machines but doesn’t have specific technology that dates it. One reader compared it to White Light by Rudy Rucker,

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