The futurological congress cover

Front cover of an edition of The Futurological Congress.

The Futurological Congress is a 1971 science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem.


Ijon Tichy is at the Eighth World Futurological Congress at a Hilton Hotel in Costa Rica when a riot suddenly breaks out. He manages to escape with some other people, but various drugs in the drinking water causes him to hallucinate while hiding out in the sewers. Wandering around, Tichy eventually has no idea what around him is actually real and tries to find out the truth.

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