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Michael Kandel
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Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 4 weeks 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 rated it 1 year 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 3 years ago
Just wow. This should be more widely read than it is.
kathleencioffi1 rated it 6 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...
Farnaz rated it 6 years ago
The book contains of the following short SF stories by S.Lem.1-How the World was Saved. 2-Trurl’s Machine.3-A Good Shellacking.4-The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius.5-Tale of the Three Story Telling Machines of King Genius.6-Altruizine.7-From the Cyphroeroticon.
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