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Book Information: Star Diaries, the

Star Diaries, the (1957) [Collection]
by Stanislaw Lem Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Ijon Tichy

Summary (From the publisher):

In a firsthand account, Lem's hapless cosmonaut Ijon Tichy tells warped tales from the civilizations he discovers in a deep space galaxy so unlike our own that concepts of science, the rational mind, human progress, the sanctity of life, and motherhood all no longer apply. In their place, Tichy finds sadomasochistic robots who speak a dialect much like Chaucerian English, killer potatoes with an appetite for spacecraft, and robot theologians who are being relentlessly persecuted by creators who have renounced their original faith. Full of the intellectual satire for which Stanislaw Lem is esteemed, The Star Diaries speaks volumes about contemporary society in its depiction of highly bizarre, faraway, futuristic worlds.

Original title: Dzienniki gwiazdowe
Alternative titles: Memories of a Space Traveler
Original languages: Polish

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Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureNew Frontiers


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Edition #1: Memories of a Space Traveler

Memories of a Space Traveler (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek Joel Stern
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Manifested in:

Memoirs of a Space Traveler (2000)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanson, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810117320
Pages: 153

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Memoirs of a Space Traveler (1983)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN: 0156586355
Pages: 156

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Edition #2: The Star Diaries

The Star Diaries (1976)
Edition Details:

Contents:


  • Introduction and Introduction to the Expanded Edition, in which Professor Tarantoga presents the latest information on the documentation of Ijon Tichy's exploits.
  • "The Seventh Voyage", in which Ijon Tichy's spaceship's rudder is stuck and he is forced through a series of vortices, much to his repeated frustration.
  • "The Eighth Voyage", in which Ijon Tichy represents Earth to petition for its inclusion to the United Planets.
  • "The Eleventh Voyage", in which Ijon Tichy travels in disguise to the planet Circia to attempt to bring an end to hostilities coming from its robot population.
  • "The Twelfth Voyage", in which Ijon Tichy receives a present of Professor Tarantoga's newest invention.
  • "The Thirteenth Voyage", in which Ijon Tichy sets out to meet Master Oh.
  • "The Fourteenth Voyage", in which Ijon Tichy goes hunting for Squamp.
  • "The Twentieth Voyage"
  • "The Twenty-first Voyage"
  • "The Twenty-second Voyage"
  • "The Twenty-third Voyage"
  • "The Twenty-fifth Voyage"
  • "The Twenty-eighth Voyage"

Language: English

Translated by: Michael Kandel
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Manifested in:

The Star Diaries (1985)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156849054
Pages: 288

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