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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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Grouped Work ID f7c93ac9-4b1c-fa56-a10f-25168a9a8f2f
Grouping Title chain of chance
Grouping Author lem stanisław
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-11 04:21:02AM
Last Indexed 2019-02-19 04:40:47AM

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display_description An ex-astronaut investigates a string of potential murders in this novel by the Kafka Prize-winning author of Solaris. A former astronaut turned private detective is dispatched to Naples to discover the pattern in a mysterious series of deaths and disappearances occurring at a seaside spa. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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subject_facet Astronauts -- 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_display The chain of chance
title_full The chain of chance / Stanislaw Lem ; translated by Louis Iribane, The chain of chance [electronic resource] Lem, Stanisław,
title_short The chain of chance
topic_facet Astronauts, Detective and mystery stories, Polish, Electronic books, Investigation, Murder, Mysterious deaths, Polish fiction, Science fiction, Science fiction, Polish, Spas, Translations into English