Robot

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Is BER-64 a human or a machine? As he navigates the corridors and locked rooms of a strange bunker, he must solve the mysteries of murderous doppelgangers, a slow-motion city on the verge of destruction, and ultimately, the all-powerful Mechanism itself. Considered to be one of the most important and original Polish science fiction novels of all time but never before translated into English, Adam Wisniewski-Snerg’s debut novel is a haunting and mind-bending masterpiece of philosophical enquiry that penetrates deep into the heart of what it means to be human.

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The first English-language publication of one of the greatest Polish science fiction novels of all time

‘We have given you life … so that you could discover a fraction of the great secret.’

Is BER-66 a human or a robot? His controllers, known as ‘the Mechanism,’ tell him he is a living machine, programmed to gather information on the inhabitants of the strange underground world he finds himself in. But as he penetrates its tunnels and locked rooms, encountering mysterious doppelgangers and a petrified city, he comes closer to the truth of his existence. Considered one of the most important Polish science fiction novels of all time, Robot is a haunting philosophical enquiry into the nature of our reality and our place in the universe.

‘An instant classic which catapulted Snerg to the rank of Poland’s best sf authors’ Science Fiction Encyclopedia

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Weight 0.196 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 1.9 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition

Paperback original

Dewey

891.85373 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K