Trade paperback, 409 pagesAcquired December 2014
Published 2013 (originally 1964)
Read March 2015
by Stanisław Lem
What is therefore possible? Almost everything, with just one exception. Having conspired in advance, people could decide one day, many thousands of years from now, "Enough! Let things be the way they are now; let them remain like this forever. Let us not change, seek, or discover anything new, since things cannot be better than they are now, and even if they could, we do not want it."
Even though I have outlined many unlikely things in this book, this one seems to me to be the most unlikely of them all.