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The Truth and Other Stories by Stanislaw Lem
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9780262046084

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The Truth and Other Stories, a new collection of Lem’s previously untranslated stories, shows that even the ‘scatterings from his workshop,’ as Kim Stanley Robinson puts it in his foreword, could outstrip a typical writer’s lifetime of creation.” —The New York Times Book Review

“[A] a brilliant introduction to Lem’s science fiction. In its pages one can find him testing out multiple styles and themes, from the quirky to the seriously philosophical. All its tales are incubators, growing and playing with ideas that would eventually become the mainstay of his novels and treatises… More than half a century ago, Stanislaw Lem gazed into the future and saw, rather than rockets or ray guns, the evolution of the synthetic mind and the humans creating it. Thanks to these translations, English-language readers can share in his vision—long after he first imagined the internet and its thinking machines.” —The Wall Street Journal

“As our world changes faster than we can make sense of it, Lem’s prescient imagination shows the power of science fiction for peering into the future.” —Scientific American

Table Of Contents

Foreword by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Hunt (Late 1950s)
Rat in the Labyrinth (1956)
Invasion from Aldebaran (1959)
The Friend (1959)
The Invasion (1959)
Darkness and Mildew (1959)
The Hammer (1959)
Lymphater’s Formula (1961)
The Journal (1962)
The Truth (1964)
One Hundred and Thirty-Seven Seconds (1976)
An Enigma (1993)

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