|Re: [OT] Google's Lem doodle|
Message #9 Posted by Valentin Albillo on 24 Nov 2011, 1:24 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Valentin Albillo
I didn't know that the Lem Google doodle wasn't visible in the US, I had mistakenly assumed that it was available worldwide ... :(
Anyway, thanks to those of you who replied, much appreciated. I love most all of Lem's books, articles, and novels, but for those of you interested in reading more of it (as Solaris, IMHO, is too much overrated and isn't neither typical nor the best of his production), may I suggest you try these:
Full-fledged novel, the most amazing, visionary technology and new scientific theories used throughout effortlessly, as if it were completely real and well-known to the reader. A real treat for the technologically-, scientifically-oriented mind, with an awesome final. A must.
- More Tales Of Pirx The Pilot
A collection of short tales, absolutely enthralling in their uncanny mix of futuristic setups and deep philosophical themes. Another must.
- The Star Diaries
The exact opposite of the previous one, this is also a collection of short tales but instead of realistic setups and philosophy what you get here is sheer humour, lots of it, of the decidedly surrealistic kind. It may seem a bit strange at first but once used to it you'll be laughing all the time, from the very first short tale to the last.
There are many, many others ("His Master's Voice", the short tale "Non Serviam" in the short-tale collection "A perfect vacuum", etc, etc) but if you would check the above three references, which are completely varied and unlike one another, I would be more than satisfied.
Best regards from V.