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Lem, Stanisław

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Most widely held works by Stanisław Lem
Memoirs of a space traveler : further reminiscences of Ijon Tichy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

65 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,712 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 )

79 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Solaris by Stanisław Lem( Book )

47 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds himself confronting a painful memory embodied in the physical likeness of a past lover. Kelvin learns that he is not alone in this, and that other crews examining the planet are plagued with their own repressed and newly real memories. Could it be, as Solaris scientists speculate, that the ocean may be a massive neural center creating these memories, for a reason no one can identify?"--Page 4 of cover
The cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic age by Stanisław Lem( Book )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 1,276 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)
Fiasco by Stanisław Lem( Book )

44 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,059 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
The chain of chance by Stanisław Lem( Book )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 849 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
Microworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 804 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
A perfect vacuum by Stanisław Lem( Book )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 799 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 )

44 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 794 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
The Futurological Congress (from the memoirs of Ijon Tichy) by Stanisław Lem( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 759 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
Imaginary magnitude by Stanisław Lem( Book )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 756 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
Hospital of the Transfiguration by Stanisław Lem( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 688 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 )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 562 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 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three essays--"One Human Minute," "The Upside-Down Revolution," and "The World as Cataclysm"--Science fiction master Stanislaw Lem
The cosmic carnival of Stanisław Lem : an anthology of entertaining stories by the modern master of science fiction by Stanisław Lem( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Lem's stories, ranging from the serious to the hilarious. Interspersed with these stories are the editor's notes on Lem's life, style, and philosophy, providing insight into the stories, characters, and author
Memoirs found in a bathtub by Stanisław Lem( Book )

50 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 258 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
Biblioteka XXI wieku by Stanisław Lem( Book )

39 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wizja lokalna by Stanisław Lem( Book )

44 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solaris by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

80 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychologist is sent to investigate a series of strange deaths aboard a space station in this classic Russian science fiction film
Die Stimme des Herrn : Roman by Stanisław Lem( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Lem, S.

Lem S. 1921-2006

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Lem, St. 1921-2006

Lem, Stanislas.

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Lem, Stanìslaŭ.

Lem, Stanislav.

Lem, Stanislav 1921-2006

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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

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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

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Stanisław Lem scrittore, medico e filosofo polacco

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Στάνισλαβ Λεμ

Лем С. 1921-2006

Лем, Ст. 1921-2006

Лем, Станислав

Лем, Станислав 1921-2006

Станислав Лем

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

Станіслав Лем

Станіслаў Лем

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לם, סטניסלב

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

スタニスワフ・レム

レム, S

レム, スタニスラフ

レム, スタニスワフ

史坦尼斯勞·萊姆

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Tales of Pirx the pilotSolarisThe cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic ageFiascoThe chain of chanceMicroworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasyA perfect vacuumThe investigation