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kucharek
2006-Mar-27, 05:26 PM
http://edition.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/books/03/27/obit.lem.ap/index.html
http://www.lem.pl/ (Site run by his son)

Some of his books are among those I read every now and then and still find something new in them.

Harald

PS: can some mod please fix the typo in the headline?

Roy Batty
2006-Mar-27, 05:30 PM
Oh .. Bum! was only looking at his website a month or so ago :(

Bob
2006-Mar-27, 06:56 PM
He still owes me for sitting through "Solaris" (Soviet version).

Disinfo Agent
2006-Mar-27, 07:33 PM
He still owes me for sitting through "Solaris" (Soviet version).Blame Tarkovsky. Lem was not a big fan of the film.

Although Lem had stopped writing science fiction, this is a great loss. :(

Bob
2006-Mar-27, 08:01 PM
Tarkovsky didn't like it either.

Roy Batty
2006-Mar-27, 08:05 PM
Well I liked it a lot better than the recent remake.
Havn't read much other than some of his short stories... been meaning to check out Cyberiad for a while.

Disinfo Agent
2006-Mar-27, 08:13 PM
I haven't read The Cyberiad, but I'd suggest The Futurological Congress, if you can find it.

publiusr
2006-Mar-30, 09:15 PM
This loss really hurts.

Fortis
2006-Mar-31, 12:16 AM
I haven't read The Cyberiad, but I'd suggest The Futurological Congress, if you can find it.
I concur, The Futurological Congress was wonderful. Not so sure about the tales of Pirx the Pilot, though.