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Michael Kandel
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
Now The Cyberiad completely got me back on board the Stanislaw Lem fan train. It was absolutely hysterical. This is a collection of short stories all about the adventures (or rather misadventures) of 2 (in)famous constructors as they make their way across the universe. (These journeys are called sal...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem (another Swedish author!) came into my life due to an observant patron recognizing my Star Trek tattoo as the nerd alert that it is and recommending it to me. [Hallelujah!] The book is organized into short stories touted as the numbered voyages of Ijon Tichy. [A/N: ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
(Original Review, 1980)Some people’s complaint about "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is reminiscent of a friend's complaint about Stanislaw Lem's "Cyberiad: Tales for a Cybernetic Age". He thought it was just a series of disconnected tales that were "everything that sf is ridiculed as being", ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 5 years ago
Just wow. This should be more widely read than it is.
kathleencioffi1
kathleencioffi1 rated it 7 years ago
Nest of Worlds creates a fully realized alternate world that has its own physical laws and societal mores. It's also a metafiction: there are layers of nested stories, each of which appears in a different font. Readers who like "soft" SF a la LeGuin will enjoy the exploration of the stratified socie...
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