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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987 - Fiction - 322 pages
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When a crew of earthmen--among them a space pilot, a military leader, a scientist, and a priest--reach the planet Quinta, the travelers descend into the very depths of the human condition

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User Review  - Fabian - Goodreads

I really like the way Stanislaw writes in all his books, but this one is too boring. The introduction and creation of the plot is too damn long and slow, I felt aslep twice reading this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Nabeel - Goodreads

A stunning, sobering, brilliant take on our species's future. The Quintans, having appropriated 100% of their planet's resources, have evolved(devolved?) SPOILER ALERT: into "ashen mounds" who depend ... Read full review


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Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem was born on September 12, 1921. A medical graduate of Cracow University, he is at home both in the sciences and in philosophy, and this broad erudition gives his writings genuine depth. He has published extensively, not only fiction, but also theoretical studies. His books have been translated into 41 languages and sold over 27 million copies. He gained international acclaim for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories, which was first published in 1974. A trend toward increasingly serious philosophical speculation is found in his later works, such as Solaris (1961), which was made into a Soviet film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002. He died on March 27, 2006 in Krakow at the age of 84.

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