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Tales of Pirx the Pilot - Stanisław Lem, Louis Iribarne
Tales of Pirx the Pilot
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A science fiction writer worthy of a Nobel Prize -New York TimesFollow Pilot Pirx-a bumbling and irresistibly likeable astronaut-through five adventures set in a time when space travel has become routine. Pirx is charged with investigating strange space accidents, perhaps because his superiors... show more
A science fiction writer worthy of a Nobel Prize -New York TimesFollow Pilot Pirx-a bumbling and irresistibly likeable astronaut-through five adventures set in a time when space travel has become routine. Pirx is charged with investigating strange space accidents, perhaps because his superiors appreciate his flair, or perhaps because they consider him expendable. The tales build to a towering climax when in the final installment, Pirx must decipher a spaceship's sinister past with the help of a robot's retentive memory. At once audacious, childlike, and intuitive, the character of Pirx offers a wonderful vision of the very qualities that may, in the future, give us the courage to confront the vastness and uncertainty of outer space."Lem is not only a marvelous spinner of tales of the fantastic but also a challenging philosopher of the meanings and ramifications of technology." -Chicago TribuneStanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156881500 (0156881500)
ASIN: 156881500
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 216
Edition language: English
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Książkowo czyta
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0.5 Opowieści o pilocie Pirxie
Dla mnie była to droga przez mękę...Pamiętam, że czułam się jakbym czytała instrukcję obsługi jakiejś niezwykle zaawansowanej technicznie maszyny.... Pisaną w dodatku przez kogoś będącego na haju....
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Danway's Books rated it
1.0 Opowieści o pilocie Pirxie
Zbiór opowiadań Stanisława Lema... Na szczęście zbiór ten nie miał dla mnie drastycznych konsekwencji na twórczość Lema... Osobiście uważam, że ustawianie takich lektur ma zły wpływ na rozwijanie zainteresowań literaturą... Wtedy, gdy to czytałem nie interesowałem się fantastyką (jeszcze)... Dlatego...
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