2006/03/27

R.I.P. Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem has passed away in his native Poland at the age of 84.

Though many people have never heard of Lem--probably because he never wrote in English--he was considered to be the finest science fiction writer's of the 20th century. Mortal Engines, his collection of short stories on feeling machines, is one of my favorites.

He will be greatly missed.

7 Comments:

May he rest in peace.

This is totally off topic, but saw you were into college basketball (WSummer). I can't believe UCONN lost. It makes me want to cry. They're my hometown school. My dad played for them. I worship them. UUUUUUGH! (But at least I'll have a few more dozen free hours for a while... it's a conspiracy I tell ya. No number one seeds? I'm soooo depressed. Boo hoo.... sigh.)
No sympathy here Kathleen. George Mason is my Alma Matar (graduate school, anyway) and the GREATEST CINDERELLA STORY IN THE HISTORY OF NCAA BASKETBALL!!!!

Down with UConn! Down with Wichita St.! Down with Michigan State! Down with North Carolina!

I could only have been sweeter if Texas (my other Alma Matar) hadn't lost.
Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that. He was certainly one of the most interesting writers of recent times. The Investigation and Memoirs Found in a Bathtub were my favorites.
Oh, no! I'm sorry to hear that. He was certainly one of the most interesting writers of recent times.

Agreed, and as a master of short story (my favorite form) his loss will be keenly felt. At least Harlan Ellison is still alive and kicking.
Salut to Lem.

Ditto the Patriots. I had Duke beatin' UCON in the Finals anyhow... {shakin'head}
Thanks Michael. As for the Patriots, who could've predicted that. I was heartsick when Texas lost to LSU, but as a reward this is pretty good.
He will be greatly missed.

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