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Lem's Master's Voice

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226314655
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226314679 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226314679.003.0007
Lem's Master's Voice

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In his novel His Master's Voice, Polish writer Stanislaw Lem poses perplexing questions about the nature of science, life, communication, and cosmology, and most especially about the strange and perverse creatures we humans are. Written in 1967, the book is set in America in the form of a memoir of a mathematician, Peter E. Hogarth, and concerns his work on the “His Master's Voice” project. This chapter takes the novel as another means of observing the epiphany of big science in American culture.

Keywords: His Master's Voice; Stanislaw Lem; cosmology; big science; American culture

Chapter.  12824 words. 

Subjects: Sociology

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