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Stanisław Lem

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Stanisław Lem 1921-2006


a writer. In his work, he dealt with topics such as the development of science and technology, human nature, the possibility of communication between intelligent beings, and the place of man in the universe. Lem's works contain references to the state of contemporary society and scientific and philosophical reflections on it. 

He is the most frequently translated Polish writer. He was a candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He was awarded, among others, the "Gloria Artis" medal and the Order of the White Eagle, the highest Polish state decoration. The asteroid and the first Polish scientific satellite were named after him.

The most famous novel by Stanisław Lem is Solaris, translated into many languages and classified as a science fiction classic. First released in 1961. The book was screened, among others by Andrei Tarkowski (Solaris, 1972) and Steven Soderbergh (Solaris, 2002), in the production of James Cameron and John Landau, mainly George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.

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