The War with the Newts by Karel Capek

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One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns to exploit them so successfully that the newts gain skills and arms enough to challenge man's place at the top of the animal kingdom. Along the way, Karel Capek satirizes science, runaway capitalism, fascism, journalism, militarism, even Hollywood.

About Karel Capek

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Czech writer Carol Capek (1890-1938) began his career as a newspaper columnist. A fervent opponent of Nazism and Communism, he wrote speculative plays and novels, such as The War With the Newts, and R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots, in which he coined the word "robot," meaning "slave." Brilliant commentaries on the rise of fascism, they have also led to his being considered one of the founders of the sci-' and dystopian genres.
Published February 1, 1990 by Catbird Press. 240 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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