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Memoirs of a Space Traveler - Stanislaw Lem

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ISBN #: 0810117320
UPC #: 9780810117327
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Memoirs of a Space Traveler: Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy
Written by Stanislaw Lem
Translated from the Polish by Joel Stern and Maria Swiecicka-Ziemianek

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 Tichy'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.

Publishing House: Northwestern University Press, Evanston 2000
SoftCover book measuring 5.5" x 8.5"
153 pages
English Language Version

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