Memoirs of a Space Traveler: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy (Paperback)

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By Stanislaw Lem, Joel Stern (Translated by), Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek (Translated by)
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Ijon Tichy is an ordinary space traveler whose extraordinary curiosity leads him to the very fringes of science. Their plans are grandiose, the bargains they make too often Faustian, for the ends these scientists pursue concern humanity's greatest and most ancient obsessions: immortality, artificial intelligence, and top-of-the-line consumer items.

By turns philosophical, satirical, and absurd, Lem's stories follow Ijon's adventures as both an observer of--and participant in--strange experiments. Faulty time machines, intelligent washing machines, suicidal potatoes--Ijon Tichy navigates them all with common sense and in so doing shows why he endures as one of Lem's most popular characters.

About the Author


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.
 

Praise For…


"[Lem is] a Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age, who plays in earnest with every concept of philosophy and physics, from free will to probability theory." --New York Times Book Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780810117327
ISBN-10: 0810117320
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication Date: February 11th, 2000
Pages: 153
Language: English