|Star Diaries, the (1957) [Collection]|
by Stanislaw Lem
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Series: Ijon Tichy
(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
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ New Frontiers
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