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Stanislaw Lem


Poland (1921 - 2006)

Stanislaw Lem was born in Lwow in 1921. During WWII he was a car mechanic, then studied medicine and philosophy, and made his debut with poems and short stories. He received the literature prize of the city of Cracow for his first long novel, "Czas Nieutrocony" (1948-1950), Dr. Stefan T.'s path of errors.

While still a student Lem had been interested in cybernetics, and at the beginning of the fifties he turned to another litterary genre: science fiction. Lem became one of the most widely read Polish contemporary writers with 'Astronauci' (1951 Planet of Death) and 'Obłok Magellana' (The Magellan Cloud). In the following years, Lem wrote many utopian novels, amongst them Eden (1959) Śledztwo (The Trial) (1959) Powrót z gwiasd (1961, Return from the Stars) and several volumes of short stories.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy
   1. The Star Diaries (1976)

     aka Memoirs of a Space Traveler

   2. Memoirs Found in a Bathtub (1973)
   The Futurological Congress (1974)
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Novels
   The Astronauts (1951)
   The Magellan Nebula (1955)
   Time Saved (1955)
   The Investigation (1959)
   Solaris (1961)
   The Invincible (1964)
   The Chain of Chance (1975)
   Return from the Stars (1980)
   The Hospital of the Transfiguration (1982)
   His Master's Voice (1983)
   Imaginary Magnitude (1984)
   Peace on Earth (1987)
   Fiasco (1987)
   Eden (1989)
   Highcastle (1995)
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Collections
   The Cyberiad (1974)
   Mortal Engines (1977)
   A Perfect Vacuum (1979)
   Tales of Pirx the Pilot (1979)
   The Cosmic Carnival of Stanislaw Lem (1981)
   More Tales of Pirx the Pilot (1982)
   One Human Minute (1986)
   The Stanislaw Lem Reader (1997)
   Lemistry (2011) (with others)
   The Three Electroknights (2018)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   The Seventh Voyage (1976)
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Non fiction show
 
Stanislaw Lem recommends
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The Land of Laughs (1980)
Jonathan Carroll
"A great tour de force."

Anthologies containing stories by Stanislaw Lem

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