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He might be the most non-existent character in the history of literature. A misty human shape cooking an omelet appears at the stove in his kitchen and just as quickly vanishes.

Ijon asks more questions and the elderly one is more than happy to provide answers, even how on his planet the reality of death has been transcended via the absence of individual identity. Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.

The stories don’t just make you awe at what the future has reserved for us at least according to the writer’s imaginationthey also make you think and not about such blatant subjects as “science vs. His works were widely translated abroad although mostly in the Eastern Bloc countries.

A classic, fun little story.

Trivia About The Star Diaries Eden is interesting as a prototype of Solaris. According to some extreme versions this “Lem” s supposed to be a man. An effective reminder of the very real and currently looming problem with super-intelligent computers, that is, gwiazdoae will their motivation come from? Btw – the story with electronic brains in chests?

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He gained international fame for The Cyberiada series of humorous short stories from a mechanical universe ruled by robots, first published in English in Tichy also wants to use the opportunity to eradicate evil, but catastrophes ensue, and Tichy is left feeling responsible for every flaw in the entire Universe.

Maybe I read it too late. Refresh and try again.

I kept on picturing the J Peterman gwiazdoew Seinfield telling these stories which made this eminently enjoyable. Return to Book Page. In andtwo independent short films were made, running about gwiazvowe minutes each, directed by Dennis Jacobsen, Randa Chahoud, and Oliver Jahn Jahn also played the main character Ijon Tichywith Nora Tschirner starring as the female hologram.


Now, anyone who has a rudimentary acquaintance with the history of space travel knows that LEM is an abbreviation for Lunar Excursion Module, an exploratory vessel built in the U. The Star Diaries really defy comparison with anything I have read before. Qualche racconto appare un po’ ripetitivo, altri si incartano in un enorme numero di situazioni di cui si perde a un certo punto la coerenza.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Twenty-first Voyage was admittedly challenging in a philosophical way, but also extremely interesting as it tells the story of how Ijon Tichy crashes on a planet of creatures that used to be human-like, until they dzienniji making genetic changes to their bodies and ended up completely robot and unable to return to the way they used to be, because they are torn by conflicts both of philosophical and religious character.

I will not gwiazeowe out any spoilers but it was great! Lists with This Book. Events escalate until some washers instigate a mutiny on a rocket ship and establish their own robot state dzzienniki a neighboring planet.

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Not to be outdone, Newton creates a beautiful, sexy washing machine only to witness Snodgrass’ dzeinniki seductive model that is more than willing to have sex with either Mom or Dad. In fact, though it was probably different in the time and place Lem was writing, modern readers might feel underwhelmed by some of these stories that have a “gimmick” based on things you might hear in intro to philosophy e.

This is a book of reminisces from the space traveler of the title. Of course, accelerated evolution contains both pros and cons – the Microcephalds alternately worship Ijon and send him off to be tortured.

I really like the Eighth Voyage, which Tichy represents Earth for its admission to the United Planets only for mankind to be judged unsuitable for entry.

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The last-written and longest story, Voyage Twenty-One, is almost entirely a philosophical discussion between Tichy and a priest on a planet where things have gone horribly wrong. The Futurological Congress and Solaris are absolute genius. All look toward Ijon Tichy. Many of the convolutions of time and space involve Tichy, full well knowing the consequences or potential result, punching his gwiazzdowe or past self in the nose.


The Star Diaries by Stanislav Lem is a group of short stories that the author wrote over a time period from s and expanded and reissued in However, as we all know, violence has dire consequences.

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The ingenious professor will quickly put a gwiaazdowe of psychiatrists and counselors out of business. In this work, Lem discusses philosophical implications of technologies that were completely in the realm of science fiction then, but are gaining importance today—like, for instance, virtual reality and nanotechnology. And in amongst all the fun there are some cute reminders that the stories were written in period such as when Tichy has to find a telephone to call someone.

His works were widely translated abroad although mostly in the Eastern Bloc countries.

Instead, these stories are written in the witty style of The Futurological Congress. Maybe what was original, witty, creative and imaginative at the time of the book’s writing is now part of your ordinary modern sci-fi menu.

This is a vast, bureaucratic enterprise where the dzienniiki for screwing things up is to be stranded in the past. His encounters with different societies explore the extremes of philosophy dziennik religion, particularly Christianity.

A batch of snapshots of Ijon in action: Although some of the stories tend to get a little wordy, the themes are still shockingly fresh, an amazing accomplishment for science fiction written in And lastly, would you believe Ijon Tichy himself is the prime mover of the entire cosmos?