War with the Newts
Penguin Books, 2010
Gregg Press, 1975
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1936
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One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns to exploit them so successfully that the newts gain skills and arms enough to challenge man's place at the top of the animal kingdom. Along the way, Karel Capek satirizes science, runaway capitalism, fascism, journalism, militarism, even Hollywood.
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- Book Review: War with the Newts by Karel Capek | Parallel Worlds
When Captain van Toch first encountered the sea-dwelling newts of Devil Bay, all he saw was an unusually intelligent animal species which could help him make bigger profits off pearl oysters. He could have never foreseen ...
- The Occasional Review: War with the Newts, by Karel Capek
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- War with the Newts by Karel Capek ? Farm Lane Books Blog
Translated from the Czech by M and R WeatherallFive words from the blurb: humorous, newts, trade, exploitation, fightWar with the Newts was one of th.
- Dystopian Machines: Karel Capek ? R.U.R. | noir realism
Karel Capek's international reputation as an sf writer rests on the play RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1920; translated into English 1923) and the novels The Absolute at Large (1922), Krakatit (1924), and War with the ...
- War With the Newts ? Karel Capek | biblioklept
Even though the plot of War with the Newts may not shock audiences accustomed to its ?human-invention-intended-for- good-becomes-in-the-end-not-so-good? story, readers shouldn't neglect this often-overlooked ...
- The Lit Pub ? Lydia Millet On Karel Capek's War With the Newts
Karel Capek (1890-1938) is known as a science fiction author who wrote before science fiction became widely recognized as a separate genre. He was a Czech writer and the author of War with the Newts and R.U.R.. Blurbs.
- Karel Capek: War with the Newts | Asylum
April 18, 2012 at 10:01 am. [...] is a riot and a rage. I had the same feeling on reading it as I did with Karel Capek's War with the Newts: something like, why haven't people been pressing this on me for decades? Why, indeed, [.
- A Nod to Nothing: War With the Newts
The inspired part is that War With the Newts skewers everything. Karel Capek reads like Vonnegut, only dryer, and in my opinion, better, poking fun at humanity in general, the military-industrial complex (remember, 1936 - well ...
- WORLD CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION?THE WAR WITH THE ...
War With the Newts by Karel Capek My rating: 5 of 5 stars WORLD CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION---THE WAR WITH THE NEWTS & R.U.R.-(ROSSUMS UNIVERSAL ROBOTS) BY KAREL CAPEK----FROM THE WORLD ...
- War With the Newts (Karel Capek) - book review
A Czech captain discovers a species of giant salamander off the west coast of Sumatra...
- War With The Newts ? by Karel Capek | Real Books Rock - DF Lewis
My real-time review continued and consolidated from here: http://nullimmortalis.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/capeks-newts-corengate-at-the-dark-tower/. [All my other real-time reviews are linked from here: ...
- 'RUR & War with the Newts' ? Karel Capek (Gollancz) - Graeme's ...
While I think the jury is still out on whether some of the books, in the SF Masterworks series, are really 'Masterworks' I have nevertheless been enjoying the books that I have picked up so far. Really, I have. Check out my ...
- Official review: War With the Newts by Karel Capek (Book)
A new official SFFWorld review of "War With the Newts by Karel Capek (Book)" has been posted. Read the review here.
- Karel Capek: The War with the Newts | Stop NATO...Opposition to ...
Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts. Karel Capek From The War with the Newts (1936) Translated by David Wyllie. The Jules Flambeau dropped anchor a mile and a half from the bay of Basse ...
- Reading Log: War with the Newts by Karel Capek
How come I never heard of this book before? My education has obviously been seriously inadequate. Thanks to my friend Jonathan Aaron Baker for recommending it and correcting this serious gap in my reading history.