Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Stanislaw Lem

I just read that Stanislaw Lem has died. He was a great science fiction writer although he didn't like that title. My first exposure to his works was Star Diaries. I was a collection of short stories following the same intrepid space traveler, Ijon Tichy. My favorite fact about Tichy is that while traveling, he would bake his potatoes in the nuclear pile that powered his rocket.

His most famous book was Solaris which was made into a pretty good movie with George Clooney.

Here are some more picks from his works. For a more complete list, here's a link to Stanislaw Lem's works. Happy reading!

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