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  • Published: 2 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241312797
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

The Futurological Congress




A funny and frightening vision of an overcrowded future earth, from the science fiction master

"This Room Guaranteed BOMB-FREE. From the Management".

Both gruesome and very funny, The Futurological Congress is the story of an ill-fated gathering of scientists who meet in a vast luxury hotel in the smog-bound, chronically over-populated Costa Rica of the future. Caught up in a revolution, the congress ends in a shambles as the authorities try to quell discontent by pouring hallucinogenic drugs into the water-supply. The beleaguered hero, Ijon Tichy (well-known to readers of Lem's The Star Diaries) is shot, frozen and thawed out years later, to find the Earth he had known changed in entirely unexpected ways.

  • Published: 2 November 2017
  • ISBN: 9780241312797
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

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.

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