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Lem, Stanisław

Works: 1,342 works in 6,139 publications in 36 languages and 39,962 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Science fiction films  Drama  Novels  Short stories  Film adaptations  History  Satirical literature  Film remakes 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PG7158.L39, 891.8537
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stanisław Lem
Solaris by Stanisław Lem( Book )

430 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 34 languages and held by 2,233 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
Tales of Pirx the pilot by Stanisław Lem( Book )

131 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of short stories, we follow protagonist Pirx through his training as a cadet and go along with him on a few routine space flights, most of them plagued by red tape, and other disasters. With each story, Pirx gains experience, confidence, cynicism, and most importantly, judgement and wisdom
The cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic age by Stanisław Lem( Book )

155 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two inventors hire themselves out to create various, unusual machines for the rulers of galaxies
Return from the stars by Stanisław Lem( Book )

134 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long journey to a distant star, Hal Bregg returns to the earth where he finds that technology has developed beyond his imagining, prosperity is limitless, and peace reigns and where he discovers new meaning in life
Eden by Stanisław Lem( Book )

168 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,138 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
Fiasco by Stanisław Lem( Book )

86 editions published between 1986 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 1,100 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 star diaries by Stanisław Lem( Book )

86 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Memoirs found in a bathtub by Stanisław Lem( Book )

102 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 842 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
The chain of chance by Stanisław Lem( Book )

68 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 830 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 perfect vacuum by Stanisław Lem( Book )

54 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a perfect vacuum, Stanislaw Lem presents a collection of book reviews of nonexistent works of literature - works that, in many cases, could not possibly be written. Embracing postmodernism's "games for games' sake" ethos, Lem joins the contest with hilarious and grotesque results." "Most of the "reviews" target the postmodern infatuation with antinarratives by lampooning their self-indulgence and exploiting their mannerisms. Lem exposes the limits of postmodern fiction, showing how its studious self-consciousness frequently conceals intellectual paucity. Beginning with a review of his own book, Lem moves on to tackle (or create pastiches of) the French new novel, James Joyce, pornography, authorless writing, and Dostoevsky, while at the same time ranging across scientific topics, from cosmology to the pervasiveness of computers."--BOOK JACKET
Microworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 791 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
Memoirs of a space traveler : further reminiscences of Ijon Tichy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 774 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
Imaginary magnitude by Stanisław Lem( Book )

50 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 772 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
The investigation by Stanisław Lem( Book )

69 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The futurologists of the world have gathered at their Eighth World Congress at the Costa Rica Hilton to discuss the problem of overpopulation. Their deliberations, however, are interrupted by a revolution which the government attempts to quell with chemical weapons. The air and water are laden with "benignimizers" and other exotic drags which send futurologist Tichy careening into a hallucinatory tomorrow. Lem's view of the overcrowded future is original and disturbing. A pessimistic, mordantly funny book, well translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel -- Kirkus Review
Hospital of the Transfiguration by Stanisław Lem( Book )

47 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 700 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
Peace on Earth by Stanisław Lem( Book )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 654 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
Summa technologiae by Stanisław Lem( Book )

89 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engaging and caustically logical philosophical treatise about human and nonhuman life in its past, present, and future forms
Solaris by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

141 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris, terrified crew members are experiencing a host of strange phenomena, including eerie visitors who seem all too human
The Congress by Ari Folman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Wright (que joue Robin Wright), se voit proposer par la Miramount d'être scannée. Pendant 20 ans, elle doit disparaître et reviendra comme invitée d'honneur du Congrès Miramount-Nagasaki dans un monde transformé et aux apparences fantastiques." (Source : jaquette)
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Lem S.

Lem S. 1921-2006

Lem, St.

Lem, St. 1921-2006

Lem, Stanislas.

Lem, Stanislas, 1921-

Lem Stanislas 1921-2006

Lem, Stanìslaŭ.

Lem, Stanislav.

Lem, Stanislav 1921-2006

Lem Stanislaw

Lem, Stanisław 1921-2006

Lem, Stanisław Herman, 1921-2006

Lemas, S.

Lemas, S., 1921-

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

Stanislav Lem polyak yazıçısı, fantast və futuroloqu

Staņislavs Lems

Stanislaw Lem

Stanisław Lem Autor Polak

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

Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author

Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author, futurologist

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

Stanisław Lem polski pisarz, futurysta

Stanisław Lem polský spisovatel a futurolog

Stanisław Lem Pools schrijver

Stanisław Lem puolalainen tieteiskirjailija

Stanisław Lem scrittore, medico e filosofo polacco

Stanisław Lem scrittore polacco

Στάνισλαβ Λεμ

Στάνισλαβ Λεμ Πολωνός συγγραφέας έργων φιλοσοφικών, σατιρικών και επιστημονικής φαντασίας

Лем С

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

Станіслав Лем польський письменник-фантаст, філософ і футуролог

Станіслаў Лем

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לם, סטניסלב

סטאַניסלאַוו לעם יידיש-פוילישער שרייבער פון וויסנשאפט פאנטאסט

סטניסלב לם

סטניסלב לם סופר ומסאי פולני

استانیسلاو لم

ستانسلاف ليم، 1921-2006

ستانيسواف لم

ليم، ستانيسواف، 1921-2006

स्तानिस्लाव लॅम

ਸਤਾਨੀਸਲਾਵ ਲੈੱਮ

สตาญิสวัฟ แลม

სტანისლავ ლემი

렘, 스타니스와프 1921-2006

렘, 스타니슬라프 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 pilotThe cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic ageReturn from the starsEdenFiascoThe star diariesMemoirs found in a bathtubThe chain of chance