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The Absolute at Large

The Absolute at Large

(1927)
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In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator's superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the world's population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war. Set in the mid-twentieth century, The Absolute at Large questions the ethics and rampant spread of power, mass production, and atomic weapons that Karel Capek saw in the technological and political revolutions occurring around him.

Genre: Science Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-4437-2531-5 / 978-1-4437-2531-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperides Press
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October 1975 : USA Hardback
Title: ABSOLUTE AT LARGE (The Garland library of science fiction)
Author(s): Capek
ISBN: 0-8240-1403-0 / 978-0-8240-1403-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dissertations-G
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June 1974 : USA Hardback
Title: The Absolute at Large (Classics of Science Fiction)
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-88355-104-7 / 978-0-88355-104-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Pr
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-4782-2978-0 / 978-1-4782-2978-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 1-4067-3450-0 / 978-1-4067-3450-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hesperides Press
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Absolute at Large (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-8032-6459-3 / 978-0-8032-6459-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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June 1974 : USA Paperback
Title: The Absolute at Large
Author(s): Karel Capek
ISBN: 0-88355-133-0 / 978-0-88355-133-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hyperion Press Incorporated of Westport, CT
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