Tales of Pirx the Pilot

Tales of Pirx the Pilot

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by Stanislaw Lem
     
 

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In Pilot Pirx, Lem has created an irresistibly likable character: an astronaut who gives the impression of still navigating by the seat of his pants-a bumbler but an inspired one. By investing Pirx with a range of human foibles, Lem offers a wonderful vision of the audacity, childlike curiosity, and intuition that can give humans the courage to confront outer

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In Pilot Pirx, Lem has created an irresistibly likable character: an astronaut who gives the impression of still navigating by the seat of his pants-a bumbler but an inspired one. By investing Pirx with a range of human foibles, Lem offers a wonderful vision of the audacity, childlike curiosity, and intuition that can give humans the courage to confront outer space. Translated by Louis Iribarne. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156881500
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/30/1990
Series:
Pirx the Pilot Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
785,360
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.

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