9780486834085

The Absolute at Large

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486834085

  • ISBN10:

    0486834085

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-07-17
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

"One of the genuine masterpieces of sci-fi." — R. D. Mullen. With the invention of the Karburator comes an abundant source of low-cost energy — but also a dangerous byproduct. Known as the Absolute, it infects the world's population with religious and nationalistic fervor that ignites a disastrous war. In this satirical and enduringly relevant work of science fiction, the acclaimed Czech author Karl Capek offers a prescient fable of the benefits and dangers of atomic power.

Author Biography

Czech writer Karel Capek (1890–1938) is best known as the author of R.U.R., the play that popularized the term "robot" and a seminal work of science fiction. Ardently opposed to fascism and communism, Capek was an active journalist as well as a versatile writer whose works encompassed novels, modern fairy tales, detective stories, and translations of French poetry.

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