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Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem, Polish writer. Recipient Polish Ministry of Culture award, 1965, 73, Polish State prize for literature, 1976, Austrian State prize for foreign literature, 1985, Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation award, 1987, Kafka award (Austria), 1991. Member Polish Astronautic Society, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland 2000 Committee), Science Fiction Research Association, Science Fiction Writers American.

Background

  • Lem, Stanislaw was born on September 12, 1921 in Lvov, Poland. Son of Samuel Lem.

  • Education

    • Student, Lvov Medical Institute, 1945. Student, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Wroclaw, 1981.

    Career

    • Writer and essayist; debut with novel Czlowiek z Marsa (Man from Mars) in weekly Nowy Swiat Przygod, Katowice 1946. Founded in a Bathtub) 1963, Niezwyciezony (The Invincible) 1964, Glos Pana (Master’s Voice) 1968, Doskonaia proznia (A Perfect Vacuum) 1971, Bezsennosc. Opowiadania 1971, Transfer 1975, Katar (The Chain of Chance, thriller) 1976, Maska (The Mask) 1976, Wizja lokalna 1982, Kongres Futurologiezny (Futurological Congress) 1983, Prowokacja 1984.

    Works

    • Biblioteka XXI wieku. Golem XIV
    • 'Biblioteka XXI wieku' stanowi zbior fikcyjnych recenzji i wstepow do nie istniejacych ksiazek, w ktorym autor najpierw mistrzowsko parodiuje wspolczesne style literackie, by pozniej rzucic sie w przygode tworzenia apokryficznych koncepcji swiata i czlowieka, wchodzacych w kraine pieniacych sie w nieskonczonosc tekstow i - czasem szalonych - pomyslow.
    • Biblioteka XXI wieku. Golem XIV
    • 'Biblioteka XXI wieku' stanowi zbior fikcyjnych recenzji i wstepow do nie istniejacych ksiazek, w ktorym autor najpierw mistrzowsko parodiuje wspolczesne style literackie, by pozniej rzucic sie w przygode tworzenia apokryficznych koncepcji swiata i czlowieka, wchodzacych w kraine pieniacych sie w nieskonczonosc tekstow i - czasem szalonych - pomyslow.
    • Solaris
    • A classic work of science fiction by renowned Polish novelist and satirist Stanislaw Lem   When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover.
    • Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations)
    • The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh.

    Membership

    Polish Astronautic Society, member Poland 2000 Commission, of Polish Academy, of Sciences since 1972. Science Fiction Research Association and Science Fiction Writers of America.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Lesniak, 1953. 1 child, Tomek.
    • father: Samuel L. Lem
    • spouse: Barbara Lesniak
    • child: Tomek Lem
    Stanislaw Lem
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    Born September 12, 1921
    Died March 27, 2006
    (aged 84)
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    • 1945
      Lvov Medical Institute
    • 1948
      Jagiellonian University
    • 1981
      University Wroclaw
    • 1947 - 1949
      Assistant, Science Circle Jagiellonian University

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      • Author: (fiction) Czllowiek z Marsa, 1946, Astronauci, 1951, Sezam i inne opowiadania, 1954, Oblok Magellana, 1955, Dzienniki gwiazdowe, 1957 (public as The Star Diaries, 1976, Memoirs of a Space Traveller: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tiehy, 1982), Czas nieutracony: Volunteer I: Szpital przemienienia, Volunteer II: Wsród umarlych, Volunteer III: Powrót, 1957 (public as Hospital of the Tranfiguration, 1988), Sledztwo, 1959 (public as The Investigation, 1974), Inwazja z Aldebarana, 1959, Eden, 1959, Powrót z gwiazd, 1961 (public as Return from the Stars, 1980), Solaris, 1961, Pamietnik znaleziony w wannie, 1961 (public as Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, 1973), Ksiega robotów, 1961, Noc Ksiezycowa, 1963, Niezwyciezony i inne opowiadania, 1964 (public as The Invincible, 1973), Bajki robotów, 1977, Cyberiada, 1965 (public as The Cyberiad, 1974), Polowanie, 1965, Wysoki zamek, 1966, Ratujmy Kosmos i inne opowiadania, 1966, Glow pana, 1968 (public as His Master's Voice, 1983), Opowiesci o pilocie Pirxie, 1968 (public as Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1979, More Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1982), Opowiadania, 1969, Bezsennosc, 1971 (public as The Futurological Congress, 1974), Doskonala próznia, 1971 (public as A Perfect Vacuum, 1979), Opowiadania wybrane, 1973, Wielkosc urojona, 1973 (public as Imaginary Magnitude, 1984), Maska, 1976, Suplement, 1976, Katar, 1976 (public as The Chain of Chance, 1978), Mortal Engines, 1977, Powtórka, 1979, Golem XIV, 1981, The Cosmic Carnival of Lem, 1981, Wizja Iokalna, 1982, Biblioteka XXI wieku, 1986 (public as One Human Minute, 1986), Fiasko, 1987 (public as Fiasco, 1987), Dzienniki gwiazdowe, 1991. (play) Jacht Paradise, 1951. (other writings) Dialogi, 1957, Wejscie na orbite, 1962, Summa technologiae, 1964, Filozofia przypadku: literatura w swietle empirii, 1968, Fantastyka i futurologia, 1970, Rozprawy i szkice, 1975, Prowokacja, 1984, Microworlds: Writings on Science Fiction and Fantasy, 1984, Pokój na ziemi, 1987, Rozmowy ze Stanislawem Lemem, 1987, Ciemnosc i plesn, 1988.
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      • book: Magellanic Cloud 1955 Man Mars 1942 Astronauts 1951 - Oblok Magellana Czlowiek z Marsa Astronauci
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      • book: Astronauci (Stanislaw Lem. Dziela #22)
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      • book: Astronauci; powiesc fantastyczno-naukowa.
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      • book: Magellanic Cloud 1955 Man Mars 1942 Astronauts 1951 - Oblok Magellana Czlowiek z Marsa Astronauci
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      • book: Oblok Magellana (In Polish)
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      • book: Dzienniki Gwiazdowe
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      • book: Dzienniki gwiazdowe (polish)
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      • book: Dzienniki gwiazdowe.
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      • book: Inwazja z Aldebarana.
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      • book: Solaris
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      • book: Noc Ksiezycowa Moonlit Night
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      • book: Cyberiada.
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      • book: Wysoki zamek (Polska wersja jezykowa)
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      • book: Opowiesci o pilocie Pirxie (polish)
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      • book: Opowiesci o pilocie pirxie.
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      • book: Opowiadania Wybrane
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      • book: Doskonala proznia ; Wielkosc urojona (Dziela / Stanislaw Lem) (Polish Edition)
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      • book: Wielkosc Urojona
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      • book: The Chain of Chance (Katar), 1975 / Investigation, 1959 / Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, 1961 / (All in Russian Language)
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      • book: Mortal Engines
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      • book: Golem XIV
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      • book: Biblioteka XXI wieku. Golem XIV
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      • book: Imaginary Golem XIV Mnimaya velichina Golem XIV
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      • book: Mnimaya velichina. Golem XIV
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      • book: Mnimaya velichina. Golem XIV
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      • book: The Cosmic Carnival of Stanislaw Lem : An Anthology of Entertaining Stories by the Modern Master of Science Fiction
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      • book: The Cosmic Carnival of Stanislaw Lem : An Anthology of Entertaining Stories by the Modern Master of Science Fiction by Stanislaw Lem (1981) Paperback
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      • book: The Cosmic Carnival of Stanisaw Lem
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      • book: Biblioteka Xxi Wieku
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      • book: Biblioteka XXI wieku.
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      • book: Biblioteka XXI wieku. Golem XIV
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      • book: Fiasko.
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      • book: Dzienniki Gwiazdowe
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      • book: Dzienniki gwiazdowe (polish)
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      • book: Dzienniki gwiazdowe.
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      • book: Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations)
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      • book: Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations) by Lem, Stanislaw (2014) Paperback
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      • book: Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations) Hardcover - March 4, 2013
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      • book: Fantastyka i futurologia : tom II / Stanislaw Lem [Language: Polish]
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      • book: Microworlds: Writings on Science Fiction and Fantasy
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      • book: Microworlds: Writing On Science Fiction And Fantasy
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      • book: MICROWORLDS: WRITINGS ON SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY. Edited by Franz Rottensteiner.
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      • book: Rozmowy ze Stanislawem Lemem (Polish Edition)
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      • book: Ciemnosc i plesn (Polskie opowiadania wspolczesne) (Polish Edition)
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      • book: Fiasko
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      • book: Summa Technologiae (Electronic Mediations)
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      • book: O literaturze Kresow i pograniczu kultur: Rozprawy i szkice (Polish Edition)
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      • book: Solaris
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      • book: Śledztwo. Katar
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      • book: Solaris : The Chain of Chance : A Perfect Vacuum
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      • book: [ Mortal Engines - Greenlight [ MORTAL ENGINES - GREENLIGHT BY Lem, Stanislaw ( Author ) May-15-1992[ MORTAL ENGINES - GREENLIGHT [ MORTAL ENGINES - GREENLIGHT BY LEM, STANISLAW ( AUTHOR ) MAY-15-1992 ] By Lem, Stanislaw ( Author )May-15-1992 Paperback
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      • book: Mortal Engines A Harvest Book
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      • book: Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem (15-May-1992) Paperback
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      • book: Fiasco / Fiasko
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      • book: Czlowiek z Marsa. Opowiadania mlodzieńcze. Wiersze
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      • book: Mortal Engines A Harvest Book
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      • book: Rasskazy o pilote Pirkse. Fiasko
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      • book: Solyaris. Nepobedimyj. Rasskazy o pilote Pirkse. Fiasko
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      • book: Solyaris; Nepobedimy; Rasskazy o pilote Pirkse; Fiasko; Rasskazy iz tsikla "Kiberiada"; Iz vospominani Iona Tikhogo
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      • book: Solaris
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      • book: Solaris (french)
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      • book: Kongres futurologiczny. Opowiadania Ijona Tichego
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