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Stanislaw Lem may be the most famous science fiction writer you've never heard of ... [this] collection of stories may go some way to redressing that ... The linguistic inventiveness is extraordinary ... Lem has created a curious world in which robots and rockets rub shoulders with kings, dragons, witches and pirates (Independent on Sunday)
A Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age (New York Times) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006) was born in Lviv, then part of Poland. He is probably the most original and influential European science-fiction writer since H.G. Wells. Best known in the West for Tarkovsky's film of his novel Solaris, Lem wrote novels and stories that have been published all over the world. He is credited with anticipating in his writing artificial reality, e-books and nano-technology. His most famous works include Solaris, Tales of Pirx the Pilot, the Summa Technologiae and The Futurological Congress. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
NOTE: THIS REVIEW REVEALS SOME DETAILS OF THE PLOT, IN ITS DESCRIPTION
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Nothing like Solaris, this is a collection of comic short stories linked by the device of two competing scientists. Read morePublished 4 months ago by M Sullivan
OK now this book came highly recommended by a Russian writer. Perhaps, as Lem was Polish, the humour and sense of the book may attract the eastern bloc readers more. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dale A. Haines
Some of these stories are getting a bit long in the tooth, (I guess they are classics) - I found myself getting weary of the storytelling style after a whilePublished 10 months ago by Mark Lamb
One of the greatest reads I have ever accomplished. I now have a 'want' to read this book when ever I see it, and never get bored of it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by : D
Quirky just isn’t sufficient a word to describe Stanislaw Lem. There has got to be better adjective and it’s probably in his original Polish. Read morePublished 15 months ago by P. J. Dunn
i read this thirty years ago as a teenager who loved science fiction especially philip k dick and i loved this book back then. Read morePublished on 26 July 2013 by john warren
I was relatively surprised when I saw Lem's name popping up around me, and intrigued at the sights of the reviews I bought this book.
I was blown out. Read more