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Simon Ward and Tessa Peake-Jones star in this suspenseful BBC Radio dramatisation of Karel Capek's play. Fired by a passionate enthusiasm to improve on Nature, old Rossum spends a decade trying to create humans. The experiments fail, until Rossum's engineer nephew takes over and manages to invent artificial beings. Intelligent machines, with no emotions and no souls, these 'robots' make perfect workers. When Harry Domain, general manager of Rossum's Universal Robots, has a visit from Helena Glory, he is only too pleased to agree to her request for a tour of the factory. But Helena is horrified and moved to pity by what she sees, and persuades Dr Gall to instil consciousness into certain robots - with catastrophic results...
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A great writer of the past who speaks to the present in a voice brilliant, clear, honorable, blackly funny, and prophetic. (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)
?A great writer of the past who speaks to the present in a voice brilliant, clear, honorable, blackly funny, and prophetic.? (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)"
Karel Capek (1890-1938) was the leading Czech playwright, novelist, and columnist between the wars. He is best known for R. U. R. and his novel, War with the Newts. Ivan Klima is an award-winning novelist, playwright, and essayist whose work was long suppressed under Communism.
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Book Description Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1408400456
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