Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006), a writer called worthy of the Nobel Prize by the New York Times, was an internationally renowned author of novels, short stories, literary criticism, and philosophical essays. His books have been translated into forty-four languages and have sold more than thirty million copies.
Fourteen years after his death, the universe is still struggling to catch up with the vast creative force that was Stanislaw Lem. And for my money, it won't be surpassing him anytime soon...Enjoying the genius of Lem requires readerly dexterity and a willingness to go wherever the author takes you...These marvelous, absorbing and often hilarious books make our weary universe seem pale and undistinguished by comparison. -The Washington Post This thorough, intellectual take on a classic hard sci-fi trope is Lem at his best. -STARRED REVIEW, Publishers Weekly The release of these new volumes seems to expand the possibilities of what a university publisher can do. -LitHub Such deadly wit, such deadly playful tightrope walking...a modern European version of Swift or Voltaire. -Peter S. Beagle, New York Times -