Fiasco by Stanislaw Lem(19 ratings)
|Submitted by Adam |
"Fiasco" is a challenge to all the optimistic assumptions behind humanity's SETI - Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence - and is a long way of suggesting that maybe ET isn't interested. The book has space-opera, but no clear enemy; conflict as diplomacy, and philosophical ideas stealthily hidden as action.
|Submitted by email@example.com |
If you're used to exciting SF with clear good guys and bad guys, Fiasco will require some patience. The story stalls at times, wandering into philosophical reflections on society and non-existent technology. But if you stick with it, you'll be very glad you did. I read this book almost fifteen years ago, and it easily ranks with the most memorable SF books I've ever read. Highest recommendation, a masterpiece.
|Submitted by ZedAr |
The best SF book I've ever read. It is about the struggle of finding own identity. Dramatic development and fantastic ending make this book a masterpiece. Interrupted by excellent short stories, the plot keeps reader's attention at maximum.