Ten essays examine the literary merits of science fiction. Includes a thought provoking look at time-travel stories, and an appreciation of Philip K Dick. xviii+285 pages. Bibliography Published @ 5.99 Pounds. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Ten essays examining the scientific premises of Lem's own works and those of others. He believes that science fiction and fantasy should be a laboratory of discovery of what has not been done or thought before, and he writes about what he regards as science fiction's squandered potential.
About the Author: Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
Book Description Mandarin, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_221222209
Book Description Mandarin, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Seller Inventory # mon0000672371
Book Description Mandarin, London, 1991. Paperback. Condition: Good+. Reprint. 288 pp. Light edgewear to illustrated wraps, including slight crushing to upper edge of spine (which is uncreased). Some dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Very light sunning to edges of text block. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled, bright and solidly bound. Essays about the place of science fiction in literature, philosophy and science. Seller Inventory # EB0013
Book Description Mandarin, 1991. Paperback. fine b-format paperback, Luis Rey cover 1st printing. In this bold and controversial examination of the past, present, and future of science fiction, Lem informs the raging debate over the literary merit of the genre with ten arch, incisive, provocative essays. Seller Inventory # FY18.084
Book Description Mandarin, 1991. Paperback. Condition: near fine b-format paperback. 1st printing. Ten essays examining the scientific premises of Lem's own works and those of others. He believes that science fiction and fantasy should be a laboratory of discovery of what has not been done or thought before. Seller Inventory # FS17.286