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Lem, Stanisław

Works: 1,166 works in 4,456 publications in 22 languages and 31,335 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction films  Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reviews  Short stories  Animated films  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Illustrator, Other, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Contributor, Performer, Editor
Classifications: PG7158.L39, 891.8537
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stanisław Lem
Memoirs of a space traveler : further reminiscences of Ijon Tichy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

88 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures and encounters of Ijon Tichy, tourist of the universe. Tichy reveals that "out there" is not so different from "down here," since people are people everywhere. When not traveling in space, he is a magnet for eccentric unrecognized inventors of spenetic genius, whose spooky experiments are revealed to him with megalomaniacal pride
Solaris by Stanisław Lem( Book )

48 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds himself confronting a painful memory embodied in the physical likeness of a past lover. Kelvin learns that hs is not alone in this, and that other crews examining the planet are plagued with their own repressed and newly real memories. Could it be, as Solaris scientists speculate, that the ocean may be a massive neural center creating these memories, for a reason no one can identify? Long considered a classic, Solaris asks the question: Can we understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?"--Back cover
The cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic age by Stanisław Lem( Book )

75 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trurl and Klaupacius are constructor robots who try to out-invent each other. They travel to the far corners of the cosmos to take on freelance problem-solving jobs, with dire consequences for their employers
Return from the stars by Stanisław Lem( Book )

80 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long journey to a distant star, Hal Bregg returns to the earth where he finds that technology has developed beyond his imagining, prosperity is limitless, and peace reigns and where he discovers new meaning in life
Eden by Stanisław Lem( Book )

97 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crew of six crash-land on Eden, fourth planet from another sun. They set forth into a strange world that grows ever stranger. The sun is not completely circular. The desert ground is soft, spongy, it exudes acrid vapors. Thickets of plants are shaped like hanging spiders; trees, violet and blue, breathe noisily; flower petals lift into the air like a flock of startled pigeons. The men come to a wall that moves in rhythmic waves; they enter an automated factory where mysterious objects are created, destroyed, and created again in a meaningless cycle. They meet an inhabitant of Eden, a large, humped, pearl-colored, naked torso from which protrudes another, smaller torso with a child's head and two small arms -- a "doubler," they call him. One doubler leads to another, to whole communities, to a world of flying saucers and genetic engineering. And everywhere, death. Swollen bodies in ditches and in wells, a beehive structure filled with clusters of glass eggs -- a skeleton within each egg
The chain of chance by Stanisław Lem( Book )

70 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former astronaut turned private detective is dispatched to Naples to discover the pattern in a mysterious series of deaths and disappearances occurring at a seaside spa
Fiasco by Stanisław Lem( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The planet Quinta is pocked by ugly mounds and covered by a spiderweb-like network. It is a kingdom of phantoms and of a beauty afflicted by madness. In stark contrast, the crew of the spaceship Hermes represents a knowledge-seeking Earth. As they approach Quinta, a dark poetry takes over and leads them into a nightmare of misunderstanding
A perfect vacuum by Stanisław Lem( Book )

50 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of perfect yet imaginary reviews of nonexistent books. With insidious wit, the author beguiles us with a parade of delightful, disarmingly familiar inventions. "Lem is Harpo Marx and Franz Kafka and Isaac Asimov rolled up into one and down the white rabbit's hole" (Detroit News). A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
Microworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasy by Stanisław Lem( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bold and controversial examination of the past, present, and future of science fiction, Lem informs the raging debate over the literary merit of the genre with ten arch, incisive, provocative essays. Edited and with an Introduction by Franz Rottensteiner. Translated by Rottensteiner and others. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
The Futurological Congress (from the memoirs of Ijon Tichy) by Stanisław Lem( Book )

19 editions published between 1974 and 1991 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned cosmonaut Ijon Tichy, persuaded to attent the Eighth World Futurological Congress, is severely injured when the Congress is routed by Costa Rican revolutionaries, is refrigerated in liquid nitrogen, and awakens in the year 2039
Tales of Pirx the pilot by Stanisław Lem( Book )

56 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Pilot Pirx, Lem has created an irresistibly likable character: an astronaut who gives the impression of still navigating by the seat of his pants-a bumbler but an inspired one. By investing Pirx with a range of human foibles, Lem offers a wonderful vision of the audacity, childlike curiosity, and intuition that can give humans the courage to confront outer space. Translated by Louis Iribarne. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
The Invincible by Stanisław Lem( Book )

66 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science-fiction roman der handler om et rumskib, som pludselig holder op med at "sende" fra en tilsyneladende øde planet. Et andet rumskib bliver sendt af sted for at opklare mysteriet
Summa technologiae by Stanisław Lem( Book )

54 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peace on Earth by Stanisław Lem( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoof on the military-industrial complex featuring secret agent Ijon Tichy. On the moon, while relieving himself behind a boulder in the Sea of Serenity, he had the right part of his brain severed from his left by one of those super weapons being developed there. Now as he types a report of the mission, Tichy must keep his left hand tied down. It simply won't listen to reason, keeps trying to pull the paper out the typewriter all the time. By the author of One Human Minute
One human minute by Stanisław Lem( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three essays--"One Human Minute," "The Upside-Down Revolution," and "The World as Cataclysm"--Science fiction master Stanislaw Lem
The investigation by Stanisław Lem( Book )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young officer at Scotland Yard is assigned to investigate a puzzling and eerie case of missing-and apparently resurrected-bodies. To unravel the mystery, Lt. Gregory consults scientific, philosophical, and theological experts, who supply him with a host of theories and clues
Mortal engines by Stanisław Lem( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1992 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic carnival of Stanisław Lem : an anthology of entertaining stories by the modern master of science fiction by Stanisław Lem( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Lem's stories, ranging from the serious to the hilarious. Interspersed with these stories are the editor's notes on Lem's life, style, and philosophy, providing insight into the stories, characters, and author
Memoirs found in a bathtub by Stanisław Lem( Book )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 3149, and a vast paper destroying blight-papyralysis-has obliterated much of the planet's written history. However, these rare memoirs, preserved for centuries in a volcanic rock, record the strange life of a man trapped in a hermetically sealed underground community. Translated by Michael Kandel and Christine Rose
Soli︠a︡ris = Solaris by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

58 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aan boord van een ruimtestation rond de planeet Solaris worden doodsbange bemanningsleden bestookt door de geesten uit hun verleden
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Alternative Names

Lem, S.

Lem S. 1921-2006

Lem, St.

Lem, St. 1921-2006

Lem, Stanislas.

Lem Stanislas 1921-2006

Lem, Stanìslaŭ.

Lem, Stanislav.

Lem, Stanislav 1921-2006

Lem, Stanislaw

Lem, Stanisław 1921-2006

Lem, Stanisław Herman, 1921-2006

Lemas, S.

Lemas, S. 1921-2006

Lemas, Stanislavas.

Lemas, Stanisław 1921-2006

Lems, S.

Lems, Staņislavs 1921-2006

Stanislas Lem écrivain de science-fiction polonais

Stanislaus Lem

Stanislav Lem

Staņislavs Lems

Stanislaw Lem

Stanisław Lem escritor polaco cuya obra se ha caracterizado por su tono satírico y filosófico

Stanisław Lem Polish science fiction author

Stanisław Lem polnischer Philosoph, Essayist und Science-Fiction-Autor

Stanisław Lem Pools schrijver

Stanisław Lem scrittore, medico e filosofo polacco

Stanisław Lem scrittore polacco

Στάνισλαβ Λεμ

Лем С. 1921-2006

Лем, Ст. 1921-2006

Лем, Станислав

Лем, Станислав 1921-2006

Станислав Лем

Станислав Лем польский писатель (фантаст, эссеист, сатирик), философ и футуролог

Станіслав Лем

Станіслаў Лем

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לם, סטניסלב

סטאַניסלאַוו לעם יידיש-פוילישער שרייבער פון וויסנשאפט פאנטאסט

סטניסלב לם

استانیسلاو لم

ستانسلاف ليم، 1921-2006

ستانيسواف لم

ليم، ستانيسواف، 1921-2006

स्तानिस्लाव लॅम

ਸਤਾਨੀਸਲਾਵ ਲੈੱਮ

สตาญิสวัฟ แลม

სტანისლავ ლემი

렘, 스타니스와프 1921-2006

스타니스와프 렘


レム, S

レム, スタニスラフ

レム, スタニスワフ


SolarisThe cyberiad : fables for the cybernetic ageReturn from the starsEdenThe chain of chanceFiascoA perfect vacuumMicroworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasy