Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Tales of Pirx the Pilot - Penguin Modern Classics

Short stories

Paperback (01 Aug 2019) | English

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Synopsis

From 'A giant of twentieth-century science fiction' (Guardian), the adventures of Pirx, a hapless everyman in outer space

'By now he fancied himself something of a rocket jockey, a space ace, whose real home was among the planets'

In a future where space travel has become routine and unremarkable, Pirx the pilot bumbles and daydreams his way through the solar system. These endearing tales follow his progress from cadet to captain. But, whether he is wrestling with a misbehaving spacesuit, feeling uncomfortable on a luxury space cruise ship or encountering a mysterious malfunctioning robot on a mission to Mars, the hapless Pirx just can't stop things from going terribly wrong.

Translated by Louis Iribarne

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241400227
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 891.85373
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 170g
Height: 129mm
Width: 195mm
Spine width: 22mm