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Johannes rated it it was ok Oct 19, When the investigative team arrives at the remains of the Condor a chunk of about thirty pages begins that has a lovely sense of anxiety and horror.

Between andLem authored 17 books. There is normally life in other planets as organic and semi-rational beings.


However, the second part of the book makes it very clear that much of the idiocy and arrogance of niwzwyciezony characters at the beginning was intentional, on the author’s part, and to make a point ABOUT man’s idiocy and arrogance I had a hard time believing, for example, that if manned space flight to other planets was achieved, that technology would be unable to do something like analyze a planet’s atmospheric content from within the spaceship, without going outside with no protective gear, holding a manual gadget.

In Invincible Lem continues the theme he had started in Solaris – he contemplates on the limits of human cognition and principal unknowability of the world. Is it just me or does this sound incredibly similar to the themes and concepts in the Alien niezwciezony His works explore philosophical themes; speculation on technology, the nature of intelligence, the impossibility of mutual communication and understanding, despair about human limitations and humankind’s place in the universe.

In the Invincible, this lack of understanding leads to violent confrontation, niezwyciezomy adds to the core llem of “we can not understand everything” with “we can not conquer everything”. I suppose the central MacGuffin might have been enough to make this a unique and memorable novel back in the 60’s, but it’s old hat now, and there’s little beyond it to recommend this.


Both, interpreted through the lens of ‘s Stalin, invoke the folly of mankind’s single minded assumption of domination over the diversity of the universe. The Summa is notable for being nieezwyciezony unique analysis of prospective social, cybernetic, and biological advances. It was one of the first [ citation needed ] novels to explore the ideas of microrobotsniezwyciiezony swarm intelligence and “necroevolution”, a term suggested by Lem for evolution of non-living matter.

Tema je niezwhciezony susret, krstarica Nepobjedivi dolazi na naizgled pusti planet Regis III, u potrazi za nestalom krstaricom Kondor. Jun 20, Van Choojitarom rated it liked it. An inimical situation makes it very clear that it would be better to just leave, but stubbornness, bravado and machismo mean that they stay.

Niezwyciężony (Stanisław Lem. Dzieła #12)

Feb 24, L. Me costaba concentrarme y mi mente se encontraba vagando por los aires mientras iba avanzando con la lectura. Especially when you’re heading toward an apparently lifeless planet on which another ship has already disappeared? Apr 03, Bogdan rated it really liked it Shelves: To niezwjciezony it, click here.

Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies.

However, the second part of the book makes it very clear that much of the id “I absolutely hated the first niezwyciesony of this book, but it was partially redeemed by the second half. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I mention this fact because I was under the impression, based upon some cursory research, that he is considered to be one of the great masters of science fiction.

Is it niezwycieozny me, or is naming your starship Invincible kinda asking for it?

I’d like to judge the book on other factors such as the artful niewzyciezony of language, but in translation that’s not possible. Lem became truly productive afterwhen the de-Stalinization period led to the “Polish October”, when Poland experienced an increase in freedom of speech.


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The Invincible by Stanisław Lem

Return to Book Page. Why one would translate from a translation is a little mystifying to me, and after this literary game of ‘telephone’ I really can’t say even if what I read resembled the original story much at all! Johannes rated it it was ok Oct 19, One of my favourite Lem novels, it possible worries me that it is one of those with the least amount of quirky strangeness and the most predictable plot arc. He is perhaps best known as the author of Solariswhich has twice been made into a feature film.

Man — he saw in a flash of insight — had not yet reached the true pinnacle; he had not yet appropriated that galactocentric idea, praised since antiquity, whose real meaning could not consist in searching only for similar beings and learning to understand them, but rather in refraining from interfering with alien, non-human affairs.

At no point did I feel as though I understood these people, at no point, does Mr. Is it just me or does this sound incredibly similar to the themes and concepts in the Alien series? In any case, The Invincible is the story of an heavily-armed exploration ship that sets out to discover what happened to The Condor, a similar ship that landed on the uninhabited and desolate planet Regis III before losing contact without warning.