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The Art and Science of Stanislaw Lem
Leading scholars examine the social and cultural significance of technology and science in the work of Stanislaw Lem, the author of Solaris.
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published July 27th 2006 by McGill-Queen's University Press
(first published 2006)
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Very good essay on Lem's Summa Technologica and his views on information and machine evolution. Lem's essay "Smart Robots"heads up the collection and discusses the idea of machine intentionality as also perhaps to be achieved via an evolutionary process rather than by explicit design.
This book was recommended by the famous host LEUNG Man-tao, he talked about lem's novel Solaris and said that professor swirski is the well-known Lem scholar, he recommended this book to anyone who is interested in Lem's idea and works, because it's easy to understand but with profound content.
Collections of essays on Lem's work. The first essay, which was most interesting, was actually written by Lem. The others were so, so. The essay on movies based on Lem's books helped me find an old Czech movie based "Magellan Nebula" - that I recall seeing back when I was little (the movie title is "Ikarie XB-1").