Saturday, March 27, 2004

Review of Stanislaw Lem's The Futurological Congress

It is always a pleasure reading Lem. (I think that except for Tarski and Copernicus, I have read few other Poles.)

The Futurological Congress is a good quick read. The basic plot is that someone from a future -topia (not sure if it a "u-" or "dis-") goes even further in to the future to discover an apparent utopia that is not at all what it seems, and then even that is not what it seems.

The book presages a number of interesting sci-fi concepts (fans of The Matrix will discover something interesting at the end, as will personal identity theorists) and is a quick pleasure to read.

Lem is truly one of the classics.

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