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Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: English, German, Polish (translation) The Invincible – Kindle edition by Stanislaw Lem. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note. I suppose I have followed the conventional route through Stanislaw Lem’s version of scientifiction. Starting with Solaris and moving to the. Anybody who likes a tight, increasingly tense plot-line rising to a scene of dramatic violence will be satisfied. Anybody who likes a mystery will find it here — and.

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But it is mechanical devices — also those created by man — that are programmed for a reflexive fight until self destruction. This language deficiency is backed up by a note at the bottom right which reads: His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies. To ask other readers questions about The Invincibleplease sign up.

E pa, ovako dobru knjigu. In he published his first non-fiction, philosophical book, Dialogi Dialoguesone of his two most famous philosophical texts along with Summa Technologiae Ostensibly they are there to discover the crew of The Condor, but their whole mission comes into question, and by extension the whole justification for human exploration of strange and hostile worlds is also put under the microscope.

Mighty spaceships, distant planets, and strange alien encounters gloss the surface while beneath Lem looks to examine the fusebox and wiring which leads mankind to interact the way it does with what it does not know or understand.

Is it just me or does this sound incredibly similar to the themes and concepts in the Alien series? While maintaining the highest security measures, the crew begins searching for the lost Condor. During the investigation, the crew finds evidence of a form of quasi-life, born through evolution of autonomous, self-replicating machinesapparently left behind by an alien civilization which had inhabited the planet a very long time ago.

Structure wise, the narrative rarely if ever strays from course. Luckily, I read the book in Serbian translation which was fairly good, so I didn’t have to bother about it having been originally translated into German and then into English. Only beings that reason can understand the strangeness and free themselves from the fatalism of destruction. Highly recommended to fans of any sort of science-fiction.


Newer Post Older Post Home. It aroused so many conflicting emotions in me.

Stanislaw Lem – The Invincible

But “goodreads” description completely destroys the whole purpose, providing not a short glimpse of the book but the whole book itself in 40 words. Stanislaw Lem tends to be unrivalled when it comes to philosophical insights into first contact with alien intelligence. The descriptions are vivid and powerful.

Dec 29, Katya rated it it was amazing. A cloud appearing overhead with what look like metallic flies hovering within, the crew barely get back within shield range of the Invincible before a black rain starts falling.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Well, we don’t know anything about the culture of the period. The audiobook has just become available from Tantor Audio, narrated by Peter Berkrot and based on the Bill Johnston translation, so it was a perfect opportunity to rediscover a classic Lem story.

With this book Lem is at his best. Could you please change it? Jun 20, Van Choojitarom rated it liked it. Like many of Lem’s book, it is ultimately about challenging human’s default conception of seeing themselves as the center of the universe, and what space travel could truly mean: Then they have their first encounter with an ominous and metallic cloud that emits a strong electromagnetic field and interferes with their communications.

He was the cousin of poet Marian Hemar. Jun 30, Thomas Beekers rated it really liked it. The themes he prefers to explore are what intelligence and consciousness are, and what their role is in a large and uncaring universe.

The Invincible

This is not only a SciFi book about a stellar cruiser crew investigating a mysterious disaster that befell the other starship on Regis 3. Return to Book Page. Sometimes muddling matters as much as elucidating them, the mix of technology and presence of intelligence amongst the crew acts as an unintentional counter-weight to what they encounter on Regis III, and in turn somewhat distracts from the goal.


Svemir i ljudska glupost, mada za ovo prvo nisam siguran. 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 alie 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.

The question of inexplicable, the bizarre, the problem that lies just beyond analytical reach are woven into a science-fiction plot that sustains excitement to the last.

The Summa is notable for being a unique analysis of prospective social, cybernetic, and biological advances. When they feel threatened, stanisla can assemble into huge clouds, able to travel at a high speed and even to climb to the top of troposphere.

There are some relatively exciting battle scenes that are well-drawn; and the gradual reveal of the robotic lifeforms is fascinating, as is the discovery of what happened to the missing ship lrm its crew. Lo cual no es poco y me parece admirable.

Or maybe Lem believed it wouldn’t be invinciblf good idea to introduce female characters, because persons with reduced mental activity are naturally left alone by the swarms on Regis III, so the book wouldn’t be fun to read whatsoever.

The plot also involves a philosophical dilemma, juxtaposing the values of humanity and the efficiency of mechanical insects. The latter part of the book This science fiction tale by Stanislaw Lem is easily missed or dismissed as just a space romp, but it is much more than that.