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Rossum's Universal Robots : A Fantastic Melodrama in Three Acts and an Epilogue - Karel apek

Rossum's Universal Robots

A Fantastic Melodrama in Three Acts and an Epilogue

By: Karel apek, Mint Editions (Contribution by)

Hardcover | 11 June 2024

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First performed in 1921, Rossum's Universal Robots: A Fantastic Melodrama in Three Acts and an Epilogue is an influential science fiction play that introduced the word, "robot" to the English language and the science fiction genre at large.


In 1932, Helena Glory, President of the League of Humanity, heads to the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots to learn about the history and current condition of the robots from the General Manager, Harry Domin. Dissatisfied with their lot in life, she advocates for their liberation with little success; the heads of the company believe robots to be little more than machinery and Domin only desires to be married to Helena immediately. Believing her efforts to be in vain, she leaves the factory and goes through with the engagement, unaware that Dr. Gall, the head of the physiological and experimental departments has taken what she said to heart.


Altering the formula that makes this artificial life to make them more like human beings, Dr. Gall unwittingly sets the human and robot worlds into conflict.


Professionally typeset with a beautifully designed cover, this edition of Rossum's Universal Robots is a science fiction classic, reimagined for the modern reader.

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