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Nacht und Schimmel. Erzählungen
Nacht und Schimmel bietet einen Querschnitt durch die Vielfalt der Ideen und Stilmodalitäten Stanisław Lems. Das Spektrum reicht von frühen Grotesken wie »Gibt es Sie, Mister Johns?« bis zur »Neuen Kosmogonie«, einer originellen Anwendung der Spieltheorie auf kosmogonische Probleme. Die Titelgeschichte zeigt Lem als Warner vor mißbräuchlicher Verwendung neuer Erkenntnisse. ...more
Paperback, suhrkamp taschenbuch 356, Phantastische Bibliothek Band 1, 291 pages
Published 1976 by Suhrkamp Verlag
(first published 1969)
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I have by now read most of Lem's books available in English translation; this collection, originally published in Polish as Opowiadania, does not appear to have been translated into English, but I was fortunate enough to find a used copy of the German translation. To be sure, science fiction, with its technical and even made-up terms, is somewhat difficult to read in another language than ones own, and especially in German, in which unlike many languages the technical terms are generally not Eng ...more
Stanisław Lem (staˈɲiswaf lɛm) was a Polish science fiction, philosophical and satirical writer of Jewish descent. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies. He is perhaps best known as the author of Solaris, which has twice been made into a feature film. In 1976, Theodore Sturgeon claimed that Lem was the most widely read science-fiction writer in the w ...more