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A Thought Provoking Future,
This review is from: The Futurological Congress (From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy) (Paperback)
Stanislaw Lem is a fascinating writer, preoccupied with the questions of how people perceive reality, and what future the war-like human race has in store for itself. Ijon Tichy, frozen and then defrosted, is thrown into a bizarre world he can barely comprehend; but is it real, a delusion, or is the delusion even aware there might be another delusion beneath? Lem creates a brilliantly observed world, almost recognisable, almost believable, totally unnerving. Tichy is a great guide, bewildered, yet non-judgemental; who in trying to understand, gets closer and closer to the truth of a human race enslaved by itself and its creations. Visionary, and highly unusual.