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Stanislaw Lem

Polish director

Born
12 September 1921
in LvivLvivUkraine

Died
27 March 2006

Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 45 million copies. From 1950s to 20000s he published many books, both science fiction and philosophical/futurological. He is best known as the author of the 1961 novel Solaris, which has been made into a feature film three times. In 1976 Theodore Sturgeon wrote that Lem was the most widely read science-fiction writer in the world. Lem was awarded an honorary membership in the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) in 1973. He is the most internationally famous Polish writer. He has become one of the most highly acclaimed science-fiction writers, hailed by critics as equal to the like classics such as H. G. Wells or Olaf Stapledon. The total volume of his published works is over 28 million volumes. His best-known novels include Solaris (1961), His Master’s Voice (Głos pana, 1968), and the late Fiasco (Fiasko, 1987). Solaris was made into a film in 1972 by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky and won a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 1972; in 2002, Steven Soderbergh directed a Hollywood remake starring George Clooney.


1960

First Spaceship on Venus

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1492: Conquest of Paradise 1960

When mysterious artifact is found in Gobi Desert group of scientists set out on a mission to Venus to find the source of the message they have found inside the artifact.

1961

Solaris

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1492: Conquest of Paradise 1961

Whe psychologist arrives to a space station he discovers that the planet Solaris the scientists tried to explore started to affect their minds.

1978

Pilot Pirx’s Inquest

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1492: Conquest of Paradise 1978

Pilot Pirx is hired to take part in experiment - space travel with one of the crew members being android with artificial intelligence, but Pirx doesn’t know which one.

1997

Investigation

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1492: Conquest of Paradise 1997

The series of strange events makes the Scotland Yard inspector believe that dead bodies may come alive again.

2013

The Congress

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1492: Conquest of Paradise 2013

Hollywood actress is given the chance to make use of the latest technology - the producers can scan the whole her and since that day use her copy to play in the movies.




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