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essayist , writer

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

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