The Futurological Congress

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The Congress

To celebrate the UK theatrical release of Ari Folman’s The Congress on 15 August 2014, we are pleased to be able to publish the following excerpt from one of Stanislaw Lem’s greatest sci-fi short novels, The Futurological Congress, which served as loose inspiration for the film.

The Congress is released in the UK on DVD + Blu-ray on 8 December 2014 by Studiocanal.

Excerpt from The Futurological Congress by Stanislaw Lem. English translation copyright © 1974 by The Continuum Publishing Corporation. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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To buy The Futurological Congress from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt please visit the HMH website.