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Title:
Return from the stars
Author:
Lem, Stanisław.
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Uniform Title:
Powrót z gwiazd. English
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.

©1980
Physical Description:
247 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
Translation of Powrót z gwiazd.

"A Harvest/HBJ book."

"A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780156765930
Format :
Book

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Summary

Hal Bregg is an astronaut who returns from a space mission in which only 10 biological years have passed for him, while 127 years have elapsed on earth. He finds that the earth has changed beyond recognition, filled with human beings who have been medically neutralized. How does an astronaut join a civilization that shuns risk? Translated by Barbara Marszal and Frank Simpson. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book


Author Notes

Polish science fiction writer Stanislaw Lem was born on September 12, 1921. A medical graduate of Cracow University, he is at home both in the sciences and in philosophy, and this broad erudition gives his writings genuine depth. He has published extensively, not only fiction, but also theoretical studies. His books have been translated into 41 languages and sold over 27 million copies. He gained international acclaim for The Cyberiad, a series of short stories, which was first published in 1974. A trend toward increasingly serious philosophical speculation is found in his later works, such as Solaris (1961), which was made into a Soviet film by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade by Steven Soderbergh in 2002. He died on March 27, 2006 in Krakow at the age of 84.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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