Category Archives: Karel Čapek

The funniest dystopian sci-fi I’ve ever read: ‘War with the Newts’ by Karel Čapek (1936)

Fun fact: Karel Čapek coined the word ‘robot’ from the Czech word robota meaning slave labour.  He also wrote the utterly brilliant ‘War with the Newts,’ a laugh out loud satire I’m ashamed to admit I’d never heard of until it started … Continue reading

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