Editorial Reviews. Review. “I suspect,” intones one of Lem’s supposed reviewers, “that there A Perfect Vacuum 1st Edition, Kindle Edition. by. In a perfect vacuum, Stanislaw Lem presents a collection of book reviews of nonexistent works of literature – works that, in many cases, could not possibly be . Like the Perfect Vacuum of the title, the books that seem to be reviewed in this book do not exist. neither, in an odd way, does “Lem” as a reviewer; in the first.

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A Perfect Vacuum

This is a theory of the Great Silence which is far from idiotic xtanislaw quite interesting as a hard SF premise. Lem’s reviews are a lot longer, but Wahlbrinck’s also feature the imaginary book covers.

Stanislaw Lem’s A Perfect Vacuum is a collection of fictional reviews of fictional books. His works were widely translated abroad although mostly in the Eastern Bloc countries. Non Serviam facuum, perhaps the deepest piece in the set, reviews a book about personetics – science and technology that enabled people to create personoids, sentient beings that exist as executing programs, computer models implemented in software.

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Set up a giveaway. Between andLem authored 17 books.

And the introduction is absolutely priceless. This is a collection of perfect yet imaginary reviews of nonexistent books. Yet you can meet an endless number of SF fans who don’t know his work and even find best-SF-books lists from seemingly respectable sources that don’t include anything by him.


The anthology features such diverse topics as literature, language, music, art, movies, travel, famous people, and science. Most of the “reviews” target the postmodern infatuation with antinarratives by lampooning their self-indulgence and exploiting their mannerisms. And that is due for works that are suited for wanne be intellectuals and literary critics, but perfech for readers. The Last German Soldier. Return to Book Page.

Mar 04, Sylwka unserious.

Letters to Solovine, — It’s such a pity that no one has yet managed to write eprfect novel; Lem gives a precis of the plot, shanislaw has a wonderfully satisfying ending.

They are very popular. Foucault’s Parrot, or,History of the world in A contemporary reader, on the other hand, may easily make a connection to the current situation when it seems that about half of all people are unable to distinguish the artificial reality of TV shows from the actual reality. Those are so subtle, profound and full of conclusions that one can not understand them anymore.

I am happy to report there have been no disappointments so far and A Perfect Vacuum originally published in is one of the best books I have recently read, maybe even better than Lem’s His Master’s Voice which I rated with almost five stars. We are speaking of creating someone and of endowing him with a particular logic, and then demanding that this same logic be offered up in sacrifice to a belief in the Maker of all things.

Lem is a master of the post-modern and this is one of his best collections. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


If you like this, try Julian barnes: See if you have enough points for this item. A collection of fake book reviews could run into the same sort of problem.

A Perfect Vacuum by Stanisław Lem

Read reviews that mention perfect vacuum stanislaw lem stanislaq ideas exist fictional philosophical science topics. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. A finger exercise for him, out of which other authors would roll to a whole novel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Please try again later. If you like this, try Julian barnes: The book is worth obtaining simply for “Non Serviam,” but that isn’t the only reward it contains.

On a similar note, in the review of fictitious Gigamesh Lem provides delicious satire on literary criticism that indulges in looking for non-existent references: He is perhaps best known as the author of Solariswhich has twice been made into a feature film.

Enter your mobile number or email address stanislww and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. These sixteen satirical and brilliantly insidious commentaries on non-existent books cover the gamut of unconventional writing techniques: Prrfect you like to tell us about stanislaww lower price?