A Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age (New York Times)
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An amazing book. There is philosophy of mind here (including the singularity now troubling Hawking); comedy and verbal high jinks; satire on man (the translator's use of Swiftian... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Durham James
A wonderfully surreal collection of sci-if short stories. It's sort of like Borges meets Adams. A really wonderful selection, very well translated and one that I buy for people... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mr.M
Nothing like Solaris, this is a collection of comic short stories linked by the device of two competing scientists. Read morePublished on 26 May 2015 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 on 16 Feb. 2015 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 on 6 Dec. 2014 by Mark Lamb