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Lem, Stanisław

Works: 1,000 works in 4,080 publications in 30 languages and 28,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Biography  Interviews  Science fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Illustrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PG7158.L39, 891.8537
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Memoirs of a space traveler : further reminiscences of Ijon Tichy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

61 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures and encounters of Ijon Tichy, tourist of the universe. Tichy reveals that "out there" is not so different from "down here," since people are people everywhere. When not traveling in space, he is a magnet for eccentric unrecognized inventors of spenetic genius, whose spooky experiments are revealed to him with megalomaniacal pride
Tales of Pirx the pilot by Stanisław Lem( Book )

48 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Eden by Stanisław Lem( Book )

94 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crew of six crash-land on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. They set forth into a strange world that grows ever stranger. The sun is not completely circular. The desert ground is soft, spongy, it exudes acrid vapors. Thickets of plants are shaped like hanging spiders; trees, violet and blue, breathe noisily; flower petals lift into the air like a flock of startled pigeons. The men come to a wall that moves in rhythmic waves; they enter an automated factory where mysterious objects are created, destroyed, and created again in a meaningless cycle. They meet an inhabitant of Eden, a large, humped, pearl-colored, naked torso from which protrudes another, smaller torso with a child's head and two small arms -- a "doubler," they call him. One doubler leads to another, to whole communities, to a world of flying saucers and genetic engineering. And everywhere, death. Swollen bodies in ditches and in wells, a beehive structure filled with clusters of glass eggs -- a skeleton within each egg
Solaris by Stanisław Lem( Book )

206 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 27 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science fiction novel about a sentient ocean that was the ruling intelligence of Solaris. Its vast mindand enigmatic personality exerted a powerful force on those humans who contacted it. And to Kris Kelvin, a galactic researcher from Earth, it had presented a strange and awesome gift
Fiasco by Stanisław Lem( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Microworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic age by Stanisław Lem( Book )

71 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers. "The most completely successful of his books ... here Lem comes closest to inventing a real universe" (Boston Globe)
Imaginary magnitude by Stanisław Lem( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
His master's voice by Stanisław Lem( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five hundred scientists have been herded into an isolated site in the Nevada desert. A neutrino message of extraterrestrial origin has been received, and, under the surveillance of the Pentagon, the scientists labor on His Master's Voice, the secret program set up to decipher the transmission."--BOOK JACKET. "Among them is Peter Hogarth, an eminent mathematician whose posthumous diary makes up the novel. Hogarth joins His Master's Voice after all efforts to decode the message prove futile and, after an early success, gives up on the project to pursue clandestine research into the so-called TX effect. Hogarth comes to realize that the TX effect could lead to the construction of the ultimate weapon - a fission bomb - and that such knowledge must not be allowed into the hands of the military."--BOOK JACKET. "Originally published in 1968, His Master's Voice takes to task the military takeover of scientific research, Cold War - era politics, and humanity's perpetual capacity for (self-)destruction. It remains a mordant satire on scientific microworlds and the monstrous political and military systems bankrolling them."--BOOK JACKET
The chain of chance by Stanisław Lem( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Memoirs found in a bathtub by Stanisław Lem( Book )

37 editions published between 1973 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Futurological Congress (from the memoirs of Ijon Tichy) by Stanisław Lem( Book )

12 editions published between 1973 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned cosmonaut Ijon Tichy, persuaded to attent the Eighth World Futurological Congress, is severely injured when the Congress is routed by Costa Rican revolutionaries, is refrigerated in liquid nitrogen, and awakens in the year 2039
Hospital of the Transfiguration by Stanisław Lem( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1939; the Nazis have occupied Poland. A young doctor disturbed by the fate of Poland joins the staff of an insane asylum only to find a world of pain and absurdity to match that outside. Translated by William Brand. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Mortal engines by Stanisław Lem( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One human minute by Stanisław Lem( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and Turkish and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three essays--"One Human Minute," "The Upside-Down Revolution," and "The World as Cataclysm"--Science fiction master Stanislaw Lem
Peace on Earth by Stanisław Lem( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and French and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof on the military-industrial complex featuring secret agent Ijon Tichy. On the moon, while relieving himself behind a boulder in the Sea of Serenity, he had the right part of his brain severed from his left by one of those super weapons being developed there. Now as he types a report of the mission, Tichy must keep his left hand tied down. It simply won't listen to reason, keeps trying to pull the paper out the typewriter all the time. By the author of One Human Minute
A perfect vacuum by Stanisław Lem( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The investigation by Stanisław Lem( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Summa technologiae by Stanisław Lem( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bajki robotów by Stanisław Lem( Book )

106 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of science fiction stories by a prominent Polish author
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Hospital of the Transfiguration
Alternative Names

Lem, S.

Lem S. 1921-2006

Lem, St.

Lem, Stanislas.

Lem Stanislas 1921-2006

Lem, Stanìslaŭ.

Lem, Stanislav.

Lem, Stanislav 1921-2006

Lem, Stanislaw

Lem, Stanislaw 1921-2006

Lemas, S.

Lemas, S. 1921-2006

Lemas, Stanislavas.

Lemas, Stanisław 1921-2006

Lems, S.

Lems, Staņislavs 1921-2006

Stanislas Lem écrivain de science-fiction polonais

Stanislaus Lem

Stanislav Lem

Staņislavs Lems

Stanislaw Lem

Stanisław Lem escritor polaco cuya obra se ha caracterizado por su tono satírico y filosófico

Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author

Stanisław Lem polnischer Philosoph, Essayist und Science-Fiction-Autor

Stanisław Lem Pools schrijver

Stanisław Lem scrittore, medico e filosofo polacco

Στάνισλαβ Λεμ

Лем С. 1921-2006

Лем, Станислав

Лем, Станислав 1921-2006

Станислав Лем

Станислав Лем польский писатель (фантаст, эссеист, сатирик), философ и футуролог

Станіслав Лем

Станіслаў Лем

Ստանիսլավ Լեմ

סטאַניסלאַוו לעם יידיש-פוילישער שרייבער פון וויסנשאפט פאנטאסט

סטניסלב לם

استانیسلاو لم

ستانسلاف ليم، 1921-2006

ستانيسواف لم

ليم، ستانيسواف، 1921-2006

स्तानिस्लाव लॅम

ਸਤਾਨੀਸਲਾਵ ਲੈੱਮ

สตาญิสวัฟ แลม

სტანისლავ ლემი

렘, 스타니스와프 1921-2006

스타니스와프 렘


レム, S

レム, スタニスラフ

レム, スタニスワフ


Tales of Pirx the pilotEdenSolarisFiascoMicroworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasyThe cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic ageImaginary magnitudeHis master's voice