The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)

By: Capek, Karel

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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 Karburator's 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 world's 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.

Title: The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)

Author Name: Capek, Karel

Categories: General,

Publisher: Bison Books:

ISBN Number: 0803264593

ISBN Number 13: 9780803264595

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0803264593Z2

Description: 0803264593 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block - GOOD