RUR & War with the Newts


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Two books in one, read for yourself the classic science fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) and the War With the Newts novel by Karel Capek. 

R.U.R., seen by many as a modern interpretation of the 'golem' myth, is regarded as the most important play in the history of science fiction. It introduced the word 'robot' and gave the genre one of its most enduring tropes. Drawing huge international attention following its original production in 1921, Rossum's Universal Robots was a strikingly prescient meditation on the themes of humanity and subjugation that were to dominate the twentieth century. Seen as a precursor to works including Huxley's Brave New World, it is a true classic of the dystopian genre, and remains all too resonant in today's political climate.

War With the Newts, written against the background of the rise of Nazism, concerns the discovery in the South Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, which is enslaved and exploited by mankind. In time they rebel, laying siege to the strongholds of their former masters in a global war for supremacy.

- Paperback
- 368 pages
- Author: Karel Capek
- Measures 13.3 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm
- ISBN 9780575099456


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  • Product Code: 407489
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    13.3 x 2.4 x 19.7 cm

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