A Stanislaw Lem Reader by Peter Swirski
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A dialogue with Stanislow Lem, best known for his work in science fiction. His novels and short stories have been translated into over 40 languages and have sold 25 million copies.

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Stanislaw 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. Peter Swirski is Professor of American literature and culture at theUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis, Honorary Professor of American Studiesat Jinan University, China, and member of the Executive Council of theInternational American Studies Association (IASA).
Published November 12, 1997 by Northwestern University Press. 129 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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While he has kept at arm's length from popular science fiction, Lem remains one of the few writers of fiction who is deeply conversant with scientific thought and who makes a point of getting his science right.

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With books translated into 40 languages, sales of more than 25 million copies (some seven million in Eastern Europe) and over 20 titles in print with Harcourt, Brace, Polish-born Lem is one of the best-selling unknown writers of science fiction in the U.S. Swirski, a lecturer at Montreal's McGill...

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