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Favorite science fiction authors: Stanislaw Lem

Someone once said that there are three principal schools of SF writing: the American school, the Russian school, and Stanislaw Lem.

Lem is a Pole and much more popular in Europe than he is in the USA. He has written dozens of books, and some remain untranslated into English. No two of his books are really alike. Some are grim and heavy, some are light and funny---but almost all have some deep philosophical underpinnings, if you care to look for them. Here are some of my favorites.

See also Marc Branchu's page on Stanislaw Lem (in French).


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