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The Star Diaries

The Star Diaries

  • Title: The Star Diaries
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  • ISBN : 9780241240021
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 352 pages


Stanislaw Lem s set of short stories, written over a period of twenty years, all feature the adventures of space traveller Ijon Tichy and recount him spinning in time warps, spying on robots, encountering bizarre civilizations and creatures in space and being hopelessly lost in a forest of supernovae This is a philosophical satire on technology, theology, intelligence and Stanislaw Lem s set of short stories, written over a period of twenty years, all feature the adventures of space traveller Ijon Tichy and recount him spinning in time warps, spying on robots, encountering bizarre civilizations and creatures in space and being hopelessly lost in a forest of supernovae This is a philosophical satire on technology, theology, intelligence and human nature from one of the greatest of science fiction writers


Author Stanis aw Lem

Stanis aw Lem sta iswaf l m was a Polish science fiction, philosophical and satirical writer of Jewish descent His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies He is perhaps best known as the author of Solaris, which has twice been made into a feature film In 1976,




The Star Diaries Reviews (31)

  • Although Solaris is Stanislaw Lem s most esteemed work, I believe The Star Diaries the contemporaneous memoirs of star pilot Ijon Tichy to be a better representative of his genius, for it is ambitious in scope, inventive, and often profound The Star Diaries, a series of interpla [..]

  • Bold adventurer Ijon Tichy zooms across the universe in his midget rocket ship as if zipping around Poland Stanislaw Lem s home country in a midget racing car Are we talking here about another Flash Gordon or Hans Solo Hardly Ijon is like your prototypical college math instructor with his skinny ti [..]

  • I need to reread this to review the book properly, but I know I liked it a lot, and even made a view spoiler Tichy family tree hide spoiler out of one story, just for fun Since I read it first in Finnish, the English reading experience will no doubt feel different [..]

  • Stanislaw Lem is an author I should have discovered decades ago You d think that somewhere between Wells and Stapledon, Asimov and Clarke, Bradbury and Vonnegut, I d have come across Lem But I didn t I might have seen some excerpts in The Mind s I, but that was long after I stopped rea [..]

  • Also available on the WondrousBooks blog. What a fantastic book One of the best ones that I have read this year If you have not read it, and I assume that is the situation, I highly recommend it I sat at my desk today, to write, and the chair said to me What a strange world this is

    I will [..]

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