Monday, March 27, 2006

Stanislaw Lem has passed...

One of the most creative science fiction writers I have ever read, Stanislaw Lem just passed away. His writing was prescient, mind-bending, and often hilarious. His ability to write absurdist masterpieces was akin to Philip K. Dick, but without the gloomy darkness. If you read nothing else of his work, do read the Cyberiad, and his meditations on Golems that predate Ray Kurzweil and the Singularity by decades.


1 comment:

  1. Can't believe you beaten me to it. Anyway, Solaris is not his best work. The short stories about Pirx the piolot are excellent, and as you mentioned also Cyberyad.  

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