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Highcastle by Stanislaw Lem


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Highcastle by Stanislaw Lem
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Feb 18, 2020 | ISBN 9780262538466

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“An entire vanished world has been lovingly and quirkily recalled in this pages.”

New York Times

“Remarkably candid….interlaced with soaring reflections on art, memory, innocence, faith and myth.”

Publishers Weekly

“A charming, effervescent memoir from a writer who consistently transcends genre.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Reading classic SF can put current conversations in the book world in an interesting new perspective, and MIT Press’ commitment to publishing the works of Stanisław Lem brings the classics back in a neatly packaged format. Highcastle in particular may be interesting to newcomers or classic fans who want to learn about the famous author’s influences.”

Den of Geek

“The release of these new volumes seems to expand the possibilities of what a university publisher can do.”


“Fourteen years after his death, the universe is still struggling to catch up with the vast creative force that was Stanisław Lem. And for my money, it won’t be surpassing him anytime soon…Enjoying the genius of Lem requires readerly dexterity and a willingness to go wherever the author takes you…These marvelous, absorbing and often hilarious books make our weary universe seem pale and undistinguished by comparison.”

The Washington Post

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