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Return from the Stars (1961) [Novel]
by Stanislaw Lem Rating: Weighted - 7.4 / Average - 7.3 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Hal Bragg is a man without a world, an astronaut who returns from a space mission to find the world changed beyond recognition. Although only 10 biological years have passed for him, 127 years have elapsed on earth. Harrowed by the unthinkable things he has experienced and witnessed during the his expedition, he reels, baffled and overwhelmed, through what is essentially an alien land. He finds cities shaped into psychedelic proportions by technology he cannot even imagine, social customs and conveniences so incomprehensible that he stumbles from humorous misadventure to terrifying encounter; sophisticated robots running everything; human beings denatured by a medical procedure, administered in early childhood, that effectively neutralizes most of their aggressive impulses.

Original title: Powrót z gwiazd
Original languages: Polish


Genre: FictionScience FictionPoliticalDystopia/Utopia
FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionBioengineering
FictionScience FictionTechnologySpace Flight

Edition #1: Return from the Stars

Return from the Stars (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Barbara Marszal Frank Simpson
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Manifested in:

Return from the Stars (1989)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156765934
Pages: 256

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Return from the Stars (1961)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Company
ISBN: 0151770824
Dimensions: x x
Pages: 247

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