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Out of this World: Science fiction but not as you know it

20 JUNE 2011 - 25 SEPTEMBER 2011, BRITISH LIBRARY. Karel Capek is listed as a pioneer of modern sci-fi literature and the exhibtion features a unique original of Capek’s Robot, a metal figurine with a clay Capek´s head. A limited number of these robots were made in 1923 to celebrate the UK premiere of Capek’s play R.U.R. The figurine, on loan from the Capek Brothers’ Museum in Male Svatonovice, the Czech Republic, was acquired and brought home by Karel Capek himself after the premiere.