Original Language: Polish
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Stanislaw Lem's _Tales of pirx the Pilot_ (1968, trans. Louis Iribane 1979) comes from lem's period of productivity, during which the deStalininazation of Poland, when censorship... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul Camp
I love these stories. I have to admit that I am very partial. I was born and raised in Poland. Lem has been my favorite SF author from the beginning and he still is. Read morePublished 21 months ago by apjaworski
I found this book boring and did not even finish it. The plot was too well hidden, and the characters seemed shallow to me. I should read the sample next time. Read morePublished on May 26, 2013 by mrrn
I am a big fan of Lem. Although many of the inside references to conditions in communist Poland have disappeared with the exit of the Communist Party, the book is full of sly humor... Read morePublished on April 19, 2013 by sillybilly312
This is more a series of short stories than a novel, but each is an amusing tale of man and technology that anyone with an appreciation of computers will enjoy. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by P. Murawski
Pirx the pilot is not Tom Cruise from Top Gun, he's not an astronaut cut from the same cloth as NASA alumni, he's a pilot cadet at first taking his qualification exams and has some... Read morePublished on January 23, 2013 by Paul Fields
Nuclear driven spaceships figure largely in this series of short stories about cadet, later pilot, Pirx. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by maarten
The tales of Pirx is an example of how a good scince fiction can be written without involving time travel, space warp, extra space dimentions, wars with aliens and other... Read morePublished on April 1, 2012 by Chris
one of his many social satires and critiques
masquerading as science fiction! superb!