History Creator / StanislawLem

20th Dec '17 9:23:36 PM Nylsa
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* ''Literature/The Futurological Congress'' (Kongres futurologiczny, 1971)

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* ''Literature/The ''The Futurological Congress'' (Kongres futurologiczny, 1971)



* AltumVidetur: More frequently in his non-fictional works. Arguably, that was less a personal trait of Lem than it was common for the educated Poles as a whole. Due the immense influence the CatholicChurch and its liturgical language, Latin, had in Polish culture and history, literary Polish itself became heavily Latinized, and it shows.

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* AltumVidetur: More frequently in his non-fictional works. Arguably, that was less a personal trait of Lem than it was common for the educated Poles as a whole. Due the immense influence the CatholicChurch [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Catholic Church]] and its liturgical language, Latin, had in Polish culture and history, literary Polish itself became heavily Latinized, and it shows.



* AuthorTract: Some of the Ijon Tichy stories arguably qualify; but it's usually subtle and well-written.

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* AuthorTract: Some of the Ijon Tichy stories arguably qualify; qualify, but it's usually subtle and well-written.



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Ijon Tichy experiences this in ''Literature/TheFuturologicalCongress'' after he and his colleagues are dosed with powerful hallucinogenic drugs by a terrorist group.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Ijon Tichy experiences this in ''Literature/TheFuturologicalCongress'' ''The Futurological Congress'' after he and his colleagues are dosed with powerful hallucinogenic drugs by a terrorist group.
20th Dec '17 9:12:35 PM Nylsa
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* CreatorBacklash: Against his first published novel ''The Astronauts'' and his even earlier short story "Man from Mars".



* ExecutiveMeddling: And they were [[BigBrotherIsWatching party executives]]! He was forced into [[{{Sequelitis}} creating two sequels of]] ''Hospital of the Transfiguration'', because [[HappyEnding happy endings]] were mandatory at the time. A few paragraphs praising communism in ''The Astronauts'' also qualify.



* OldShame: He said that ''The Astronauts'' (his first sci-fi novel) lacks any value.
** To the point [[OrwellianEditor he sometimes prohibited re-publishing books he didn't like]].
8th Mar '16 1:55:14 PM eroock
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* GreyGoo: The nanoparticles in ''The Invincible''.

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* GreyGoo: The nanoparticles spontaneously created population of microautomata destroying all intelligence in ''The Invincible''.
8th Mar '16 1:53:50 PM eroock
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* GreyGoo: The nanoparticles in ''The Invincible''.
8th Mar '16 1:42:18 PM eroock
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->''"These days no one ever reads anything. If they read, they don't understand. If they read and understand - they forget immediately."''
-->-- attributed to Lem in an interview

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->''"These days no one ever reads anything. If they read, they don't understand. If they read and understand - -- they forget immediately."''
-->-- attributed Attributed to Lem in an interview
16th Jan '16 2:14:25 AM Anddrix
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->''"These days no one ever reads anything. [[ViewersAreMorons If they read, they don't understand. If they read and understand - they forget immediately.]]"''

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->''"These days no one ever reads anything. [[ViewersAreMorons If they read, they don't understand. If they read and understand - they forget immediately.]]"''"''
21st Sep '15 9:28:51 AM NTC3
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24th Jul '15 12:42:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''HisMastersVoice'' (Głos Pana, 1968, trans. 1983)

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* ''HisMastersVoice'' ''Literature/HisMastersVoice'' (Głos Pana, 1968, trans. 1983)
19th May '15 3:21:14 AM Veanne
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* ''The Futurological Congress'' (Kongres futurologiczny, 1971)

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* ''The ''Literature/The Futurological Congress'' (Kongres futurologiczny, 1971)



* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Ijon Tichy experiences this in ''TheFuturologicalCongress'' after he and his colleagues are dosed with powerful hallucinogenic drugs by a terrorist group.

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: Ijon Tichy experiences this in ''TheFuturologicalCongress'' ''Literature/TheFuturologicalCongress'' after he and his colleagues are dosed with powerful hallucinogenic drugs by a terrorist group.
4th Oct '14 3:54:18 AM Aquila89
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Stanisław Lem (12 September 1921 27 March 2006) was a Polish novelist, most credited for his ScienceFiction writings. His works range from philosophical books and analyses to "tall tales", to light and [[BlackHumor darkly comic]] satire; and he enjoyed subverting many common genre tropes. He is one of the most recognized and respected Polish writers, as well as one of the most prolific science-fiction writers; and was named a Knight of the Order of the White Eagle.

[[PungeonMaster He loved word-plays]], making up new words and divining the future of civilisation from them; it was one of the many ways in which he subjected plot to paradoxical associations rather than to the straight and narrowly reasonable prognoses. He was particularly fond of satirizing religion, technology, and human foibles; typically with a sharp and incisive wit. Later in his career, he grew increasingly critical of technology, particularly the Internet, which he considered little more than a gathering of idiots. Many of his works, both novels and short stories, feature the recurring character Ijon Tichy; an intelligent, accident-prone, adventurer who varies between being the OnlySaneMan, and an UnreliableNarrator, occasionally veering into ParodySue.

Lem had [[SturgeonsLaw a low opinion of most of science fiction]], and thought that the existence of the SciFiGhetto was justified, not because the genre is inherently worthless, but because the authors haven't used the possibilities in it. The only contemporary author he considered worthwhile was Creator/PhilipKDick; Dick did not return his respect, and considered Lem's attacks on American science fiction to be unjustified and insulting. At the same time, he also became a target of Dick's increasing paranoia.[[note]]It stemmed from a series of publishings of foreign science-fiction in communist Poland, signatured by Lem - Dick received payment, but in Polish złotys, which he couldn't exchange to dollars. He was already super paranoid, so it added fuel to the fire.[[/note]] Despite Lem's views, he was defended by [[UrsulaKLeGuin Ursula LeGuin]] in his conflict with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

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Stanisław Lem (12 September 1921 27 March 2006) was a Polish novelist, most credited for his ScienceFiction writings. His works range from philosophical books and analyses to "tall tales", to light and [[BlackHumor darkly comic]] satire; and he enjoyed subverting many common genre tropes. He is one of the most recognized and respected Polish writers, as well as one of the most prolific science-fiction writers; and writers. In 1996, he was named a Knight of the Order of the White Eagle.

Eagle (Poland's highest decoration).

[[PungeonMaster He loved word-plays]], making up new words and divining the future of civilisation from them; it was one of the many ways in which he subjected plot to paradoxical associations rather than to the straight and narrowly reasonable prognoses. He was particularly fond of satirizing religion, technology, and human foibles; foibles, typically with a sharp and incisive wit. Later in his career, he grew increasingly critical of technology, particularly the Internet, which he considered little more than a gathering of idiots. Many of his works, both novels and short stories, feature the recurring character Ijon Tichy; Tichy, an intelligent, accident-prone, adventurer who varies between being the OnlySaneMan, and an UnreliableNarrator, occasionally veering into ParodySue.

Lem had [[SturgeonsLaw a low opinion of most of science fiction]], and thought that the existence of the SciFiGhetto was justified, not because the genre is inherently worthless, but because the authors haven't used the possibilities in it. The only contemporary author he considered worthwhile was Creator/PhilipKDick; Dick did not return his respect, and considered Lem's attacks on American science fiction to be unjustified and insulting. At the same time, he also became a target of Dick's increasing paranoia.[[note]]It stemmed from a series of publishings of foreign science-fiction in communist Poland, signatured by Lem - Dick received payment, but in Polish złotys, which he couldn't exchange to dollars. He was already super paranoid, so it added fuel to the fire.[[/note]] Despite Lem's views, he was defended by [[UrsulaKLeGuin Ursula LeGuin]] Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin in his conflict with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
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