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The chain of chance

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Written in the style of a detective novel, The Chain of Chance is classic Lem: a combination of action, hard science, and philosophical investigation. An ex-astronaut is hired to look into the death of several wealthy businessmen. The authorities suspect a pattern, but neither the police nor a supercomputer enlisted for the investigation can crack the case. On a trail leading across Europe, the ex-astronaut barely escapes numerous attempts on his life. Having set himself up as a potential victim, he realizes that he may now be the target of a conspiracy--and that the conspiracy is not the work of a criminal mind, but a manifestation of the laws of nature. Certain patterns have begun to emerge from the chaos of modern society. Some of those patterns can be fatal. . .
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subject_facetAstronauts -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories, Polish
Electronic books
Murder -- Investigation -- Italy -- Naples -- Fiction
Mysterious deaths -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Polish fiction
Polish fiction -- Translations into English
Science fiction
Science fiction, Polish
Spas -- Fiction
title_displayThe chain of chance
title_fullThe chain of chance / Stanislaw Lem ; translated by Louis Iribane
The chain of chance [electronic resource] Lem, Stanisław,
title_shortThe chain of chance
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Detective and mystery stories, Polish
Electronic books
Investigation
Murder
Mysterious deaths
Polish fiction
Science fiction
Science fiction, Polish
Spas
Translations into English