Editorial Reviews. Review. “I suspect,” intones one of Lem’s supposed reviewers, “that there A Perfect Vacuum 1st Edition, Kindle Edition. by. In a perfect vacuum, Stanislaw Lem presents a collection of book reviews of nonexistent works of literature – works that, in many cases, could not possibly be . Like the Perfect Vacuum of the title, the books that seem to be reviewed in this book do not exist. neither, in an odd way, does “Lem” as a reviewer; in the first.
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We are speaking of creating someone vafuum of endowing him stanisla a particular logic, and then demanding that this same logic be offered up in sacrifice to a belief in the Maker of all things. Aug 18, Jesse rated it really liked it Shelves: Each review is so dense with insight that you feel the need to take a break between them, and the lack of a strong continuity encourages that, but at the same time the style draws you back in.
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Physics of the Universe as a by-product of perdect – it is not possible not to admire the author’s and the author’s author’s cheek! Some people claim Lem wrote this book because he was too lazy to write all the books himself, so he just reviewed them. The idea has been picked stansilaw by Bernd Wahlbrinck in “Fabulous Books Looking for an Author”, comprising 44 reviews of books which also do not exist.
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Highly recommended to anyone who enjoys satires and highbrow whimsy. A Robinson Crusoe story featuring a solipsist; a book written to fight the “lies” of fiction by being written only in a negative form ; an incredible book containing references on references, creating worlds inside words, that makes the Ulysses seem like child’s play Translations of his works are difficult and multiple translated versions of his works exist.
I won’t ruin it by saying a single word more about it, but do not skip over it, whatever you do. Foucault’s Parrot, or,History of the world in Simply put, Stanislaw Lem is one of the masters of science fiction. Science and Human Values. All the while, Lem satirizes the ridiculousness of such endeavors with ironically overblown professor-isms like “The self-novel is a partial striptease; the antinovel, ipso facto, is alas a form of autocastration.
Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. He is perhaps best known as the author of Solariswhich has twice been made into a feature film. Odys z Itaki Raymond Seurat: Buy the selected items together This item: Still, that leaves half vaucum volume as successes, interesting and amusing.
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This book starts out wacky and only gets weirder as it goes. I’ll just summarise that review: The only catch is this: We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Les Robinsonades Patrick Hannahan: Four and three quarter stars. English Choose a language for shopping. But it must be admitted that much Western SF still possesses a pulp-fiction aspect, and at least some of its many readers may believe that’s all there is or needs to be.
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Second class geniuses do stuff other people don’t do yet – they are ignored for a while, but when the world catches up they also get their share of glory. Some of the ideas don’t work quite as well, but each chapter is self-contained, so it’s easy to skip the few duds. Lem’s reviews are a lot longer, but Wahlbrinck’s also feature the imaginary book covers.
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In this work, Lem discusses lwm implications of technologies that were completely in the realm of science fiction then, but are gaining importance today—like, for instance, virtual reality and nanotechnology.