The Absolute at Large by Karel Capek

The Absolute at Large Paperback Jan 1 2006

By Karel Capek
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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.

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Bison Books
Publication date
Jan 1 2006
Language
English
Pages
248
ISBN-13
9780803264595
ISBN-10
0803264593
Weight
295g
Dimensions
135.0mm x 203.0mm

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