His Master's Voice

His Master's Voice

Book - 1984 | First HarvestHBJ edition.
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A pulsating stream of neutrino radiation from a source with the power of a sun has been detected on earth and a team of scientists assembled to study and decode the mysterious message. As the scientists wranle among themselves, clashing and conspiring while jockeying for favor and position, Lem produces a witty and inventive satire of "men of science" and their thinking. In the race to discover whether the message is a technological gift or the formula for the ultimate weapon, the author grapples with the issue of scientific responsibility in a compelling sci-fi thriller.
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1984]
Edition: First HarvestHBJ edition.
Copyright Date: ©1983
ISBN: 9780156403009
Branch Call Number: FIC Lem
Characteristics: 199 pages ; 22 cm

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theorbys Apr 13, 2014

Rather disappointing, the story is a pretext for LEM to sermonize and lecture and he does not hold back. He is a skilled writer so it isn't boring, but it's not very interesting as fiction either.

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