The Cyberiad
by Stanislaw Lem

The Cyberiad cover
Cover of The Cyberiad on the Open Library.

The Cyberiad is a delightful collection of short stories about the constructor robots Trurl and Klapaucius as they travel the galaxy, and I know you all want me to classify it as science fiction. But it’s not. I really want to classify it as fairy tales, but I’m going to compromise and call it fantasy, instead.

The stories are not just fun, they’re quite mathematically sophisticated, too, as I discuss in my post at

Translation by Michael Kandel.