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.
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.