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The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)

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In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburators superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the worlds population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war. Set in the mid-twentieth century, The Absolute at Large questions the ethics and rampant spread of power, mass production, and atomic weapons that Karel Capek saw in the technological and political revolutions occurring around him. Stephen Baxter provides an introduction for this Bison Books edition.

About the Author

Karel Capek (1890-1938) was an acclaimed Czech author of novels, plays, essays, political writings, and short stories. His works include R.U.R., the famous play in which Capek coined the word “robot.” Stephen Baxter is the author of several science-fiction works, including the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Vacuum Diagrams, and the coauthor, along with Arthur C. Clarke, of The Light of Other Days.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803264595
Introduction:
Baxter, Stephen
Publisher:
Bison
Introduction by:
Baxter, Stephen
Introduction:
Baxter, Stephen
Author:
Capek, Karel
Author:
/?/Apek, Karel
Author:
Baxter, Stephen
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bison Frontiers of Imagination
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.65 lb

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