The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem

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The Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem, whose works include Return from the Stars, The Cyberiad, A Perfect Vacuum, and Solaris, has been hailed as a "literary Einstein" and a science-fiction Bach. The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem provides an inter-disciplinary analysis of his influence on Western culture and the creative partnering of art and science in his fiction and futorology by American and European scholars who have defined Lem scholarship. Rather than analyzing Lem solely as a science fiction writer, the contributors examine the larger themes in his work, such as social engineering and human violence, agency and consciousness, Freudianism and the creative process, evolution and the philosophy of the future, virtual reality and epistemological illusion, and science fiction and socio-cultural policy. This unique collection also includes "Smart Robots," a previously unpublished essay by Lem. Contributors include Peter Butko (Southern Mississippi), Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr (DePauw), Katherine Hayles (California at Los Angeles), Jerzy Jarzebski (Jagiellonian, University Cracow), Michael Kandel (Modern Language Association), Stanislaw Lem, Paisley Livingston (Lingnan University, Hong Kong), Krzysztof Loska (Jagiellonian University), and Peter Swirski (Hong Kong).

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Peter Swirski is a Canadian scholar and literary critic featured in Canadian Who's Who, and Amazon's #1 Bestseller in Canadian Literary Criticism and in American History and Criticism. Specialist in American literature and American Studies and the world's foremost scholar on Stanislaw Lem, he is the author of fifteen award-winning books, including A Stanislaw Lem Reader; From Literature to Biterature: Lem, Turing, Darwin; Stanislaw Lem: Selected Letters to Michael KandelLemography; and Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future.

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"This is another plank in the development of the analysis of popular culture and its impact on society. It is very fine indeed. Lem is a contemporary Polish genius, who has much to say to the intelligentsia and Swirski has been careful to find representative scholars of a wide swathe of his contributions. This is laudable, for it opens doors to much data of which few outside of Poland would be aware." Earle Waugh, Dept of History & Classics, University of Alberta "This collection aims to serve readers that love science fiction for its creative application of scientific, philosophical, and religious thought to the imagining of new worlds that shed light on the world in which those readers live. All eight essays deliver fresh material on Lem's works. The time it took me to read this collection was personally well spent." Ian Lancashire, Dept of English, University of Toronto

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