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  • The Cyberiad by Stanislaw Lem
    The Cyberiad (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    'Most cosmic civilizations long for things, in the depths of their souls, they would never openly admit to...' Trurl and Klapaucius are 'constructors' - they travel around the universe creating machines of astonishing inventiveness and power and visiting a bewildering variety of violent, peculiar and morose civilizations.

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  • The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem
    The Star Diaries (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    Written over a period of twenty years, this book features adventures of space traveller Ijon Tichy.

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  • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
    Solaris (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the physical likeness of a long-dead lover.

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  • Memoirs Found in a Bathtub by Stanislaw Lem
    Memoirs Found in a Bathtub (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    The year is 3149, and a vast paper destroying blight-papyralysis-has obliterated much of the planet's written history. However, these rare memoirs, preserved for centuries in a volcanic rock, record the strange life of a man trapped in a hermetically sealed underground community. Translated by Michael Kandel and Christine Rose.

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  • Eden by Stanislaw Lem
    Eden (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    A six-man crew crash-lands on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. The men find a strange world that grows ever stranger, and everywhere there are images of death. The crew's attempt to communicate with this civilization leads to violence and to a cruel truth-cruel precisely because it is so human. Translated by Marc E. Heine. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • A Perfect Vacuum by Stanislaw Lem
    A Perfect Vacuum (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    This is a collection of perfect yet imaginary reviews of nonexistent books. With insidious wit, the author beguiles us with a parade of delightful, disarmingly familiar inventions. "Lem is Harpo Marx and Franz Kafka and Isaac Asimov rolled up into one and down the white rabbit's hole" (Detroit News). A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • The Investigation by Stanislaw Lem
    The Investigation (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    A young officer at Scotland Yard is assigned to investigate a puzzling and eerie case of missing-and apparently resurrected-bodies. To unravel the mystery, Lt. Gregory consults scientific, philosophical, and theological experts, who supply him with a host of theories and clues.

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  • One Human Minute by Stanislaw Lem
    One Human Minute (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    Combining a bizarre sense of humor with more somber philosophical reflections, the author presents three provocative previews of life in the twenty-first century

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  • Microworlds by Stanislaw Lem
    Microworlds (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    In this bold and controversial examination of the past, present, and future of science fiction, Lem informs the raging debate over the literary merit of the genre with ten arch, incisive, provocative essays. Edited and with an Introduction by Franz Rottensteiner. Translated by Rottensteiner and others. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Solaris by Stanislaw Lem
    Solaris (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    Who's testing whom? When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet, Kelvin learns, are plagued with their own repressed and newly corporeal memories. Scientists speculate that the Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, its purpose in doing so unknown. The first of Lem's novels to be published in America and now considered a classic, SOLARIS raises a question: Can we truly understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?

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  • The Chain of Chance by Stanislaw Lem
    The Chain of Chance (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    A former astronaut turned private detective is dispatched to Naples to discover the pattern in a mysterious series of deaths and disappearances occurring at a seaside spa. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem
    Mortal Engines (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    These fourteen science fiction stories reveal Lem's fascination with artificial intelligence and demonstrate just how surprisingly human sentient machines can be. ?Astonishing is not too strong a word for these tales? (Wall Street Journal). Translated and with an Introduction by Michael Kandel.

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  • Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanislaw Lem
    Tales of Pirx the Pilot (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    In Pilot Pirx, Lem has created an irresistibly likable character: an astronaut who gives the impression of still navigating by the seat of his pants-a bumbler but an inspired one. By investing Pirx with a range of human foibles, Lem offers a wonderful vision of the audacity, childlike curiosity, and intuition that can give humans the courage to confront outer space. Translated by Louis Iribarne. A...

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  • Imaginary Magnitude by Stanislaw Lem
    Imaginary Magnitude (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    These wickedly authentic introductions to twenty-first-century books preface tomes on teaching English to bacteria, using animated X-rays to create "pornograms," and analyzing computer-generated literature through the science of "bitistics." "Lem, a science fiction Bach, plays in this book a googleplex of variations on his basic themes" (New York Times Book Review). Translated by Marc E. Heine. A...

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  • Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem
    Star Diaries (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    Ijon Tichy, Lem's Candide of the Cosmos, encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride. Line drawings by the Author. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Fiasco by Stanislaw Lem
    Fiasco (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    The planet Quinta is pocked by ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. In stark contrast, the crew of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they approach Quinta, a dark poetry takes over and leads them into a nightmare of misunderstanding. Translated by Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • More Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanislaw Lem
    More Tales of Pirx the Pilot (Multiple languages, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    Commander Pirx, who drives space vehicles for a living in the galaxy of the future, here faces a new series of intriguing adventures in which robots demonstrate some alarmingly human characteristics. Translated by Louis Iribarne, assisted by Magdalena Majcherczyk and Michael Kandel. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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  • Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem
    Peace on Earth (English, Paperback) Stanislaw Lem

    A comic send-up of militarism, espionage, scientists and psychiatrists in which the unflappable hero fights for truth and justice in a world gone mad.

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  • Tales of Pirx the Pilot by Stanislaw Lem
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  • Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem
    Star Diaries (Hardback) Stanislaw Lem $29.07 $35.00
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