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Fiasko (novel)

Fiasko is one of the most profound novels by Stanislaw Lem. It focuses on the contact of two different civilizations and resulting problems.

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Spaceship Eurydika is en route to a chosen planet, which exhibits the signs of intelligent life. However long before the arrival becomes apparent that planetary conflict has broken. In this situation, the planet refuses to establish the contact with the visitors from the Earth; instead, they slowly draw the explorers into the war. The fiasco of the mission is inevitable...