History Creator / JacekDukaj

8th Oct '16 12:50:29 PM lordGacek
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* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: whenever Dukaj comes up with a fun new word, or cool alternate (usually antiquated) spelling, he WILL shove it down your throat. No mercy.


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* WhamLine: In ''Ice'', [[spoiler:"I am Nikola Tesla".]]
1st Oct '16 3:25:18 PM Korodzik
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* WordOfGod: mostly averted. Dukaj usually refuses to explain his works, even putting a statement to this effect on his official website. He famously made an exception for short story ''The Cathedral'' which he felt got somewhat confusing by the end.

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* WordOfGod: mostly averted. Dukaj usually refuses to explain his works, even putting a statement to this effect on his official website. He famously made an exception for short story ''The Cathedral'' ''Medjugorje'' which he felt got somewhat confusing by the end.
11th May '16 12:46:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish novelist, mainly associated with {{Science Fiction}} genre. His works explore philosophical themes by building vast, complicated fictional worlds based on certain worldviews (e.g. the philosophy of Aristotle). This results in each of his books being nothing like previous ones, as physical, political, social and linguistic aspects of the world change with each work. Like {{Stanislaw Lem}} (who is often cited as one of Dukaj's inspirations), he frequently invents new words to describe beings and ideas from different realities. His books are notable for overwhelming the reader with many unexplained concepts and neologisms, thus presenting the fictional world as a riddle to solve. Dukaj's favourite topics include space exploration, aliens, transhumanism, parallel worlds, alternate history, cybernetics, virtual realities and scientific progress.

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Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish novelist, mainly associated with {{Science Fiction}} genre. His works explore philosophical themes by building vast, complicated fictional worlds based on certain worldviews (e.g. the philosophy of Aristotle). This results in each of his books being nothing like previous ones, as physical, political, social and linguistic aspects of the world change with each work. Like {{Stanislaw Lem}} Creator/StanislawLem (who is often cited as one of Dukaj's inspirations), he frequently invents new words to describe beings and ideas from different realities. His books are notable for overwhelming the reader with many unexplained concepts and neologisms, thus presenting the fictional world as a riddle to solve. Dukaj's favourite topics include space exploration, aliens, transhumanism, parallel worlds, alternate history, cybernetics, virtual realities and scientific progress.
9th Oct '15 3:55:18 AM Sagbata
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* GenreAdultery: ''The Crowe'' is a dark fairytale with a child protagonist, which stands out among Dukaj's adult-centered, hard SF works.
3rd Jun '15 6:07:45 AM Sagbata
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* AGodAmI: famous words spoken by [[spoiler: Benedykt Gierosławski at the very end of ''Ice'']] are basically this.

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* AGodAmI: famous words spoken by [[spoiler: Benedykt Gierosławski at the very end of ''Ice'']] are basically this.



* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Young Adam agrees to sacrifice his magical storytelling powers in order to get his father back.]]

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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Young Adam agrees to sacrifice his magical storytelling powers in order to get his father back.back in ''The Crowe''.]]



* DisappearedDad: Gierosławski's father in ''Ice''. Finding him is one of the protagonist's main quests.

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* DisappearedDad: Gierosławski's father in ''Ice''. Finding him is one of the protagonist's main quests.goals.



* EveryoneIsASuspect: on the Trans-Siberian Express.

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* EveryoneIsASuspect: on the Trans-Siberian Express.Express in ''Ice''.



* FleshGolem: mad scientist called Piegnar tried to create those in ''Ice''. [[spoiler: Apparently, he succeeded as flesh golems attack Benedykt Gierosławski shortly before he meets his father.]]

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* FleshGolem: mad scientist called Piegnar tried tries to create those in ''Ice''. [[spoiler: Apparently, he succeeded as flesh golems attack Benedykt Gierosławski shortly before he meets with his father.]]



* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: several in short story collection ''In The Land Of Infidels''.

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* InterdimensionalTravelDevice: several in short story collection ''In The Land Of Infidels''.Unbelievers''.



* RandomNumberGod: probability and unpredictability are amongst the most popular of Dukajís themes.

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* RandomNumberGod: probability and unpredictability are amongst the most popular one of Dukajís favourite themes.



* SelfServingMemory: ''Ice'' argues that every memory is like that: the memories are altered, created or deleted to fit our present state of mind.

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* SelfServingMemory: ''Ice'' argues that every memory is like that: the our memories are altered, created or deleted to fit our present state of mind.
3rd Jun '15 5:04:04 AM Sagbata
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* WoundThatWillNotHeal: King of Pain in one of the short stories suffers from a specific brain mutation that causes constant, neverending pain.

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* WoundThatWillNotHeal: King of Pain in one of the short stories suffers from a specific brain mutation that causes constant, neverending pain.
3rd Jun '15 5:02:49 AM Sagbata
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''An Ideal Imperfection'' was supposed to be part one of a trilogy, but the author has since lost interest and moved on to different projects. There is also a chapter from ''Black Oceans'' that was posted online as a teaser - but this chapter is nowhere to be found in the published book.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: ''An Ideal Imperfection'' was supposed to be part one of a trilogy, but the author has since lost interest and moved on to different other projects. There is also a chapter from ''Black Oceans'' that was posted online as a teaser - but this chapter is nowhere to be found in the published book.
23rd May '15 8:26:35 AM Sagbata
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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: [[spoiler:Adam Zamoyski]] in ''Perfect Imperfection''.

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* FishOutOfTemporalWater: [[spoiler:Adam Zamoyski]] in ''Perfect ''An Ideal Imperfection''.



* PercussiveMaintenance: hilariously, the ''default'' method of interacting with one of the computers in ''Perfect Imperfection''.

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* PercussiveMaintenance: hilariously, the ''default'' method of interacting with one of the computers in ''Perfect ''An Ideal Imperfection''.
23rd May '15 7:37:17 AM Sagbata
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Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish novelist, mainly associated with {{Science Fiction}} genre. His works explore philosophical themes by building vast, complicated fictional worlds based on certain worldviews (e.g. the philosophy of Aristotle). This results in each of his books being nothing like previous ones, as the physical, political, social and linguistic aspects of the world change with each work. Like {{Stanislaw Lem}} (who is often cited as one of Dukaj's inspirations), he frequently invents new words to describe beings and ideas from different realities. His books are notable for overwhelming the reader with many unexplained new concepts and neologisms, thus presenting the fictional world as a riddle to solve. DUkaj's favourite topics include space exploration, aliens, transhumanism, parallel worlds, alternate history, cybernetics, virtual realities and scientific progress.

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Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish novelist, mainly associated with {{Science Fiction}} genre. His works explore philosophical themes by building vast, complicated fictional worlds based on certain worldviews (e.g. the philosophy of Aristotle). This results in each of his books being nothing like previous ones, as the physical, political, social and linguistic aspects of the world change with each work. Like {{Stanislaw Lem}} (who is often cited as one of Dukaj's inspirations), he frequently invents new words to describe beings and ideas from different realities. His books are notable for overwhelming the reader with many unexplained new concepts and neologisms, thus presenting the fictional world as a riddle to solve. DUkaj's Dukaj's favourite topics include space exploration, aliens, transhumanism, parallel worlds, alternate history, cybernetics, virtual realities and scientific progress.



Dukajís works are yet to be fully translated to English, but if youíre curious, you can try him out [[http://www.dukaj.pl/en/ here]].

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Dukajís works are yet to be fully translated to English, into English (as of 2015, ''The Old Axolotl'' is his only novel published in both Polish and English), but if youíre curious, you can try him out read more [[http://www.dukaj.pl/en/ here]].
23rd May '15 7:33:24 AM Sagbata
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Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish novelist, mainly associated with {{Science Fiction}} genre. His works explore philosophical themes by building vast, complicated fictional worlds based on certain worldviews (e.g. the philosophy of Aristotle). This results in each of his books being nothing like previous ones, as the physical, political, social and linguistic aspects of the world change with each work. Like {{Stanislaw Lem}} (who is often cited as one of Dukaj's inspirations), he frequently invents new words to describe beings and ideas from different realities. His favourite topics include space exploration, aliens, transhumanism, parallel worlds, alternate history, cybernetics, virtual realities and scientific progress.

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Jacek Dukaj (born 30 July 1974) is a Polish novelist, mainly associated with {{Science Fiction}} genre. His works explore philosophical themes by building vast, complicated fictional worlds based on certain worldviews (e.g. the philosophy of Aristotle). This results in each of his books being nothing like previous ones, as the physical, political, social and linguistic aspects of the world change with each work. Like {{Stanislaw Lem}} (who is often cited as one of Dukaj's inspirations), he frequently invents new words to describe beings and ideas from different realities. His books are notable for overwhelming the reader with many unexplained new concepts and neologisms, thus presenting the fictional world as a riddle to solve. DUkaj's favourite topics include space exploration, aliens, transhumanism, parallel worlds, alternate history, cybernetics, virtual realities and scientific progress.



* RasputinTheMadMonk: appears near the end of "Ice" [[spoiler:and is killed by the main character (which uderstandably takes a little while).]]

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* RasputinTheMadMonk: appears near the end of "Ice" in ''Ice'' [[spoiler:and is killed by the main character (which uderstandably takes a little while).]]
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