Janusz A. Zajdel

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Janusz A. Zajdel

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born
in Warsaw, Poland
August 15, 1938

died
July 19, 1985

gender
male

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Janusz Andrzej Zajdel (August 15, 1938 in Warsaw – July 19, 1985 in Warsaw) was a prominent Polish science fiction author. He died from cancer.

Zajdel is a precursor of social and dystopian fiction. In his works, he envisions totalitarian states and collapsed societies. His heroes are desperately trying to find sense in world around them, sometimes, as in Cylinder van Troffa, they are outsiders from a different time or place, trying to adapt to a new environment. The main recurring theme in his works is a comparison of the readers' gloomy, hopeless situations to what may happen in a space environment if we carry totalitarian ideas and habits into space worlds: Red Space Republics or Space Labour Camps, or both.

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Average rating: 4.14 · 3,070 ratings · 69 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 1,084 ratings — published 1982 — 9 editions
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Paradyzja
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 521 ratings — published 1984 — 5 editions
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Cylinder van Troffa
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 460 ratings — published 1980 — 9 editions
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Wyjście z cienia
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 243 ratings — published 1983 — 6 editions
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Cała prawda o planecie Ksi;...
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Cała prawda o planecie Ksi
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1983 — 3 editions
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Dokad Jedzie Ten Tramwaj?
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 1988
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Relacja z pierwszej ręki
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Prawo do powrotu
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 1975 — 2 editions
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Wyższe racje
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1988
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More books by Janusz A. Zajdel…
“Jeśli możesz pozwolić sobie na to, by nie liczyć uderzeń fali i upływających chwil, jeśli upływ czasu nie wywołuje paniki w twoim umyśle – jesteś naprawdę szczęśliwy”
Janusz A. Zajdel, Limes inferior

“Nieraz mogli się przekonać różni późniejsi władcy, że otrzymawszy sam chleb, lud niechybnie zapyta zaraz o masło i wędlinę, bojkotując najatrakcyjniejsze nawet igrzyska”
Janusz A. Zajdel, Limes inferior

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