Re: Lem fans?

From: Stirling Westrup (
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 04:55:18 MST

> --- Technotranscendence <> wrote:
> > I just would like to know if there are any Stanislaw Lem
> > fans on this list.
> > If so, what are your favorite works by him?

I guess I'm a fan. I've read a bunch of his works, including Solaris,
Chain of Chance, Cryptozoic and others. I find him extremely variable.
Solaris had interesting ideas but was tedious. Cryptozoic had the most
improbable ending I could imagine, and made an okay book much better.
Chain of Chance was a real disapointment (an interesting innovation in
writing does not always equal a good read).

I found the "Tales of Pirx the Pilot" to be good normal SF, while the
Cyberiad is IMHO, one of the best SF books of all time.

On the whole, Lem is an author I read for ideas, rather than for stories,
but occasionally, he delivers on both.

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