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Tytuł: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ...)
Wiadomość wysłana przez: thss w Listopad 25, 2005, 12:50:10 pm
Hello all Lem-fans

About 20 years ago I read a book with short stories which still keep my brain busy. Can't find the book anymore, can't remember its title. The stories were
- about the fight of an astronaut against a fly in his spacecraft
- washingmachines taking over the world
- men and women suddently beeing separated and living in their own paralell worlds.

All help very much appreciated!

Thomas
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 25, 2005, 02:42:51 pm
Probably "The Star Diaries". For more ensurance, check  here  (http://www.lem.pl/cyberiadinfo/english/dziela/dzienniki/dziennikipl.htm).  
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: innate w Listopad 26, 2005, 09:12:19 pm
The fly sounds like the Pirx tale named "The Test". For the washing machines, I think the title was "The Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy V: The Washing Machine Tragedy". I don't recognize the last story. What language did you read them in?
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Listopad 28, 2005, 12:18:17 am
That's what I meant, Ion Tichy -> Star Diaries.
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: thss w Listopad 28, 2005, 12:19:36 am
Yes, it is 'Test'. Even found the book in my library. Great, thanks to you all!

Thomas
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: innate w Listopad 28, 2005, 08:30:20 pm
Ahh, the evidence suggests that Thomas reads German. Is the third story Invasion from Aldebaran? It's never been translated to English, so I haven't read it.
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: thss w Listopad 29, 2005, 10:12:27 am
Yes, I read in German, but not exclusively.

Thirst story is 'Albatros'.

'Aldebran' is no. 6

Best wishes
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Miranda w Listopad 29, 2005, 04:59:54 pm
Am interested in the story about the parallel worlds of women and men. Does anybody know its title? Is it as well part of the Star diaries?

Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: innate w Listopad 29, 2005, 08:04:52 pm
Oops, I meant: is Invasion from Aldebaran the third of the stories that you described originally (that is, the one with parallel worlds).
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: thss w Listopad 30, 2005, 07:15:52 pm
sorry, disagree, its definitly not the 3, but the 6 story, and it doesn't deal in this paralell world thing, whehre suddently all men are missing on one planet, and all women on the other...

bye
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: innate w Listopad 30, 2005, 11:29:44 pm
Thanks. I guess it remains a mystery, then.

(And for those of you who wonder what I've been going on about, Test is supposed to contain: "Test" and "Die Waschmaschinentragödie", which had been mentioned in the beginning; some other Pirx tales ("Albatros", "Terminus", and "Der bedingte Reflex"); "Von der Rechenmaschine, die mit dem Drachen kämpfte", whose English equivalent is in Mortal Engines...as well as "Invasion vom Aldebaran".)
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Peter w Grudzień 16, 2005, 11:43:41 pm
- men and women suddently beeing separated and living in their own paralell worlds ? that's definitely not Lem's!
Tytuł: Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
Wiadomość wysłana przez: innate w Grudzień 17, 2005, 08:15:43 am
Do you recognize it from somewhere?