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As you would expect in a Lem story, what's learned is far from certain and of dubious usefulness.
The characters don't seem like reasonable personalities for this kind of a journey, and none of them feels like a real person.
Read "Eden" if you want a taste of Lem - it's modestly entertaining - but don't expect to be blown away.
Thoughtful writing as usual from S. Lem. Why they need so many words to complete the review I don't know.Published 1 month ago by leszek jaszczak
This is only my 2nd Lem novel (the other being Solaris) and I would have to say that, without reading any of his other works, he certainly tries to capture the tedium of his... Read morePublished 7 months ago by David Durtschi
It is a pleasure to read and follow the plot of this book. Stanislavsky Lem is a great author and fantastic writer.Published 9 months ago by Elena
This is the second book I have read by Lem (the other his classic Solaris). He paints a compelling and disturbing narrative about a thoroughly incomprehensible other world but I... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stephen
I am a big fan of Lem. I hold Solaris as one of the very best Science Fiction books ever written. Eden was written before Solaris and it paves the way for the masterpiece by... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kostandin Pajcini
At first this reminded me of Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama. However, as the story progressed, this got more mysterious than the Rama story. So this was a page turner. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Scychry
This was my first Stanislaw Lem book. I was curious about the author who is renowned for thoughtful science fiction writing about social and ethical concepts. Read morePublished 17 months ago by monicae
Spaceship crashes on an alien planet. Crew splits their time between exploration and ship repair. Spaceship leaves planet. Read morePublished 18 months ago by F. Moyer
I really couldn't get caught up in the story. It did make the case that alien species will probably not be anything like mankind and men will not be able to make any judgements of... Read morePublished 18 months ago by G. Roche