Stanisław Lem - Forum

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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Marzec 27, 2006, 05:30:59 pm
Unfortunately.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Tichy w Marzec 27, 2006, 05:37:19 pm
I knew it would happen sooner or later but still it is a great shock.

I do wish I believed in life after death...

Lem, you ruled.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Deckard w Marzec 27, 2006, 05:39:34 pm
Very..... very sad news....  :'(

CU
Deck :(
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Socrates w Marzec 27, 2006, 06:48:18 pm
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Olli62 w Marzec 27, 2006, 07:02:27 pm
One of the world greatest authers.
I like his work very much.
R.I.P.
Olli from Berlin
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Troll w Marzec 27, 2006, 07:38:34 pm
Lem has gone :'( . Very, very sad :'( . One of the best writers of the 20-th century. His books will always remain with us.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: JA w Marzec 27, 2006, 07:44:05 pm
A great man and the whole epoch of literature has left us. I would like to wish all his relatives and fans strength to live through this tremendous loss.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Never w Marzec 27, 2006, 08:49:10 pm
Just came here to share my sadness.
Still hard to beleive it. My favorite writer.
Tim, Russia
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Jocker w Marzec 27, 2006, 08:50:51 pm
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Viktor_Nyomarkay w Marzec 27, 2006, 09:00:18 pm
Dear Polish friends,

Just a line to express sympathy and commiserations in this tragic hour. We have read each and every line written by the Master.  On behalf of Hungarian admirers:
Viktor Nyomárkay

MAY HE REST IN PEACE. REQUIESCAT IN PACEM. NYUGODJÉK BÉKÉBEN.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: jacekmw w Marzec 27, 2006, 09:01:17 pm
[']
One of the greatest and most renowned Polish authors has passed away.
I join others in a profound grief and extend my condolences to His family...
[']
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Late w Marzec 27, 2006, 09:06:47 pm
Ashes to ashes... dust to dust...
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Metalist w Marzec 27, 2006, 09:08:55 pm
One of the greatest minds of the 20th and 21st century! My deepest condolences to Dr Lem's family. We, the fans, mourn this loss with you.

Rest in Peace Doctor Lem...
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: apostata w Marzec 27, 2006, 10:21:02 pm
It's terribly sad to hear this news. Coincidentally, I'd just started a blog named after his book, Imaginary Magnitude (one of my favourites).

He will be missed.

http://imagitude.blogspot.com
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: peskanov w Marzec 27, 2006, 10:31:12 pm
Stanislaw Lem was much more than a writer. He was the most enlighted mind of the XX century, a philosopher and a scientist of the highest level.

The world still has to read, learn and understand Lem; mankind would benefit a lot doing so.

This is a sad day indeed. We will miss you Stanislaw, a real friend and a real master.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Sternenfisch w Marzec 27, 2006, 10:38:18 pm
Just shocking.
I have written a poem.
It is in german, some of you maybe understand it.

Nun gingst du zu den Sternen
dorthin, wo deine Helden fuhren.
Wir bleiben, die wir von dir lernen,
und dir stete Treue schwuren.

Ein großer Geist, er ging dahin
die Welt sich grau in Trauer hüllt.
So scharf sehend war dein Sinn.
Dein Antlitz nun unsterblich im Himmelsbild.

Doch der Erden Dickicht zu durchstreifen
bist du am Ende müd geworden.
Legst den Körper, den alten und steifen
Zur Ruhe, die Brust voll tausend Orden.

Die Welten, die so schillernd bunt
in deinem Kopf, für immer entschlafen.
Dein Körper, nicht mehr ganz gesund.
Und verließ dich lieben, braven.

Nun gingst du fort.
Wohin, kann niemand sagen.
Nun siehst du ihn, den letzten Ort.
Doch keiner soll weinen oder klagen.

Wir sehen dich in Avalon.
Wo all die alten Helden wohnen.
Irgendwann wartest du schon
wenn wir dann durch die Pforte kommen.
 :-/ :'(
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Ritch w Marzec 27, 2006, 10:40:25 pm
Very sad :'(

One of the best authors of the XX century, and certainly my very favourite.

Not just  an author, but a great mind that questioned, challenged, and transformed ours (and still does).

Ritch

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Wiadomość wysłana przez: corpsebride w Marzec 27, 2006, 10:52:37 pm
I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Stanislaw Lem, a man whose writings had an incredible influence on my life. A very big loss... Thanks for being a part of our lives Lem. We will all miss you greatly.

Ezgi, Turkey
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Metalist w Marzec 27, 2006, 10:57:02 pm
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My Lem library.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Ham w Marzec 27, 2006, 11:13:48 pm
He was an astonishing mind. As one of the most original writers of the 20th century, he deserve a Nobel Prize but...
Alas! Science fiction writers do not win Nobel Prizes.
I would like to express my deepest condolences to his family.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: srus w Marzec 27, 2006, 11:29:09 pm
I will always remember him as an author of the books which influences me from my childhood to present to become the person as I am now.

Sani, Slovenia
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Metalist w Marzec 27, 2006, 11:31:15 pm
ditto
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: photophob w Marzec 27, 2006, 11:50:50 pm
rest in peace! you had a great positive influence on my life. well, i guess your influence will last. thank you!
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: goodgame w Marzec 28, 2006, 12:21:41 am
Bye!
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: daort w Marzec 28, 2006, 12:25:15 am
Great philosopher left us. But his works will be with us forever.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: lilijna w Marzec 28, 2006, 12:42:38 am
He will live forever in our minds....

....
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: jr61 w Marzec 28, 2006, 12:54:12 am
I laughed with your books and dreamed with them. I was amazed by your wisdom and stunned by your fantasy. Now I shed a tear for a great man. Very sad that you passed away - to a better world. Maybe you'll meet yourself up there - the one from saturday perhaps...
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: fermin771009 w Marzec 28, 2006, 04:23:04 am
Good bye, Stanislaw Lem. See you at Solaris

Fermín, Mexico
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: czubad w Marzec 28, 2006, 05:46:43 am
What can be said?  He was a great writer, the best, one other writers ought to emulate.  He delivered some of the wittiest commentary on politics and the human condition ever.  He's still with us because of his words.  It's a shame few people even know of him.  Ciao, Lem. Peace on Earth.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Lukasz_Gaszewski w Marzec 28, 2006, 09:42:01 am
You will stay with us in your books. And we will always love you.

Goodbye...

Lukasz Gaszewski
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: burgerfe w Marzec 28, 2006, 09:52:13 am
Despite his obvious weaknesses as a writer he will remain as one of the most valuable authors - a unique one - in world literauture. His works and lessons will never be forgotten...
Rest in peace, Stanislaw Lem
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Andrei w Marzec 28, 2006, 11:42:48 am
I feel very sad.
One of the greatest auther, but he had gone...
He and his work will stay in our mind.

R.I.P.
from Tokyo.

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Wiadomość wysłana przez: takahashi w Marzec 28, 2006, 12:01:53 pm
I really don't want to believe you passed away...
Sigh, it's gonna be a hard night tonight.

Rest In Peace...

takahashi , Japan
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: wetal w Marzec 28, 2006, 01:28:32 pm
I am not one who can agree with this saying.Like a star which disappeared and shines a long time after its collapse  so we shall take Stanislaw Lem.Geniuses never die they immortalize themselves in their works.

 Even after his death he`s got a lot of things to say.
 All Lem fans take my condolences.
 
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: hector w Marzec 28, 2006, 01:43:12 pm
Sokat tanultam Tőled.
Nyugodj békében Mester!

J.Csaba,   Budapest (Hungary)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Loserif w Marzec 28, 2006, 01:53:17 pm
it's a sad day in Italy
Ciao Lem
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Legna w Marzec 28, 2006, 01:54:42 pm
I still can't believe it.

In other site, I've read that hasn't died the best sci-fi writer, has died the best writer.

Goodbye.

Legna.

Barcelona Spain.


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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Wight w Marzec 28, 2006, 04:40:14 pm
Very, very sad news... can't believe it
Rest in peace, dr. Stanislaw Lem
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Sokratoides w Marzec 28, 2006, 05:02:40 pm
He just wrote his last, most personal novel... "Return to the Stars".  We'll miss him... very much!

Farewell mr. Lem  :'(

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Wiadomość wysłana przez: snorri w Marzec 28, 2006, 06:11:02 pm
He has left a big and deep footprint on this dusty planet. I am honoured to be a member of the same species as he was. Farewell, Stanisław Lem.

Martin Hofer, Germany
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: myrrho w Marzec 28, 2006, 06:19:13 pm
;_;

Farewell, Mr Lem.  Your works live on.

RB, Washington, DC
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Jane_Doe w Marzec 28, 2006, 06:50:07 pm
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I do wish I believed in life after death...


Simply start to believe. There's his work which influenced so many people, and, most important, his family. You don't need any kind of religion to believe in life after death. He's still there... Sort of.

R.I.P. Stanisław
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Walter_S. w Marzec 28, 2006, 06:55:46 pm
I just like to say what all of you have said: Lem's death means a huge loss for all of us. But if nature can produce people of his character and intellect, I won't give up believing in mankind at all. (I've been reading his books since the age of 14 years.)

Deepest Sympathy!

Walter (Vienna, Austria)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: HalBregg w Marzec 28, 2006, 07:31:37 pm
R.I.P greate writer and genius Stanislaw!!! Your book "Return from the stars" is like bible to me:( I hope we will meet again in another dimension.

Dear Polish people, we share our sadness!

Fans from ESTONIA
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: daffodil2006 w Marzec 28, 2006, 08:12:58 pm
It is really difficult to depict all my feelings. The only thing that can help us to outstand this tremendous event is that this person always will stay in our memory as one of favourite authors and one of the greatest philosophers of the present times.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Viktor_Nyomarkay w Marzec 28, 2006, 09:05:45 pm
Dear friends,

could please anyone advise me as to the date, time and place of the memorial service? I have called the Polish Embassy as well as the Institute of Polish Culture in Budapest but neither of them could answer my question.

Thanx and best regards
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: apostata w Marzec 28, 2006, 10:53:08 pm
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Dear friends,

could please anyone advise me as to the date, time and place of the memorial service? I have called the Polish Embassy as well as the Institute of Polish Culture in Budapest but neither of them could answer my question.

Thanx and best regards



Nothing listed on Google News...keep in mind his family may decide on a private service, but keep checking.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Clapaucius w Marzec 29, 2006, 11:01:28 am
My favorite writer has gone.
I cried.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: tomsak w Marzec 29, 2006, 11:41:51 am
I was so shocked, and one day later, I still can't believe. What to say when one of greatest mind of human kind passes by. Solaris, The Invincible, Summa Technologiae, Fiasco, all those great works witnessed about unbelievable insight into human condition in terms of universe.

Croatian leading newspapers are full of news and obituaries. This is one of those rare deaths which rings thru all circles. I don't remember such feedback since Stanley Kubrick's death, when the lady at local newspaper stand todl me "Kubrick is dead! Do you know 2001, I never understood that movie!" This is similar, and everyone are mentioning "that Solaris"...
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: schiller55 w Marzec 29, 2006, 12:33:08 pm
Farewell master!
F.W. from Zurich, Switzerland
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Ijon_Tichy w Marzec 29, 2006, 03:32:43 pm
No death of a widely known person has affected me as much as this one. In fact I have little new to add - all I wanted to express has been already said in this topic...

I wish to thank people from elsewhere in this world for words of sympathy.

I shall remember. [']

(a voice from somewhere in Lem's homeland)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: TheIcarusComplex w Marzec 29, 2006, 06:08:37 pm
There are two books that explore the human soul down to its bottom: Crime and Punishment and Solaris.

The greatest author of the 20th century has passed away. There are some people you feel so close to you even though you have never met them. Goodbye master, teacher, friend.

Hephaestion from Greece
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Mott w Marzec 29, 2006, 06:27:30 pm
A part of us goes away with him. Rest in peace.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Vannifucci w Marzec 29, 2006, 07:19:56 pm
One of my very favourite writers. I discovered The Star Diaries whilst travelling in San Fransico -  bought for me by a wonderful poet - and felt compelled to read everything he had written. Solaris remains a truly rare and wonderous thing and neither film has come close to matching the one in my mind. His books have brought me great joy.

I am truly sad to return home to news of his death. My deep sympathies to all of his family and friends.

Peace on Earth.
x
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: alain.cf w Marzec 29, 2006, 09:53:01 pm
Hommage d'un admirateur de longue date.

Alain CF (blêmard)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: foma w Marzec 29, 2006, 11:45:10 pm
Lem passed away. My my deep condolences to his family.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Nitro w Marzec 30, 2006, 12:52:21 am
Que la Prometeo te resguarde durante tu último viaje a las estrellas. Nos deja un grande pero se inmortaliza su grandeza. Grácias por tus escritos, Stanislaw, descanse en paz.
David Palau (Barcelona, Catalunya)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: fincomus w Marzec 30, 2006, 02:58:41 am
Read his books all my life , from 14 till now.

Great and deep philosophy , wraped in fine humor with inclusion
of science - fiction . Lovely mixed , so rare nowdays.

For long time ahead he will stay among us.

Thank you and farewell mr. Lem.

Dmitry Gorbatovsky
Israel


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Wiadomość wysłana przez: J.Marie w Marzec 30, 2006, 11:00:05 am
R.I.P....

Bye
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: dzi w Marzec 30, 2006, 11:18:19 am
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Nothing listed on Google News...keep in mind his family may decide on a private service, but keep checking.
The funeral is planned on 04.04.2006 at 12:00 in Krakow in the Salwatorski graveyard.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Pekka w Marzec 30, 2006, 07:10:30 pm
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There are two books that explore the human soul down to its bottom: Crime and Punishment and Solaris.

The greatest author of the 20th century has passed away. There are some people you feel so close to you even though you have never met them. Goodbye master, teacher, friend.

Hephaestion from Greece


Couldn´t say it better...I read Solaris when I was 13 and after that I have been a dire admirer of Dr. Lem´s philosophy.

Dr. Lem:  I salute you with a promise:  since Finnish translation of Solaris (later I have read it also in English) is bad (not from Polish) I will now live up my dream and start learning Polish.

8)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Viktor_Nyomarkay w Marzec 30, 2006, 07:53:03 pm
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The funeral is planned on 04.04.2006 at 12:00 in Krakow in the Salwatorski graveyard.


Thank you very very much indeed.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Marzec 30, 2006, 11:02:16 pm
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Dr. Lem:  I salute you with a promise:  since Finnish translation of Solaris (later I have read it also in English) is bad (not from Polish) I will now live up my dream and start learning Polish.


Two things.
1. Lem, as far as I know, wasn't titled "Dr".
2. We'll watch that promise of Yours... so keep it ::)
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Metalist w Marzec 30, 2006, 11:49:15 pm
Lem did not finish his doctoral in medicine because doctors were quickly drafted by the Communists. But he did recieve an honorary doctoral in 2003. I also know that his collegues referred to him as Doctor Lem.
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Lem did not finish his doctoral in medicine because doctors were quickly drafted by the Communists. But he did recieve an honorary doctoral in 2003. I also know that his collegues referred to him as Doctor Lem.


Yes, Stanislaw Lem received the honorary doctoral degree (Dr. rer.nat.h.c.) from the  Bielefeld University  on November 13, 2003. Probably I also supposed that he did a dissertation while doing research, but perhaps I was wrong? In this country physicians have a licenciate´s degree, which does not exist in anglo-american world. Still people call us Doctors. I thought the system is similiar in Poland, am I wrong?

Pekka
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Marzec 31, 2006, 04:06:09 am
In Poland, there are basically two scientific titles.
1. Doktor (eng. PHD)
2. Doktor Habilitowany (eng. assistant professor).

Lem, by finishing his medical studies, wouldn't get neither of the above. He would, on the other hand, get the professional title of "Lekarz medycyny" (which can be translated to "Medicine Doctor"). But this is not equivalent to the PHD (it should be rather compared to the proffesional title of Master of Science/Art, though the medical studies in Poland are longer than other).

And THAT'S what I meant. Of course, Lem was given quite a few Honoris Causa titles (I believe he held at least three in Poland alone), and if his collegues referred to him as "Dr." that's no problem.

I didn't mean to tell You that You can not use this title. I meant that he didn't formally own it.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Marzec 31, 2006, 04:18:16 am
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Still people call us Doctors. I thought the system is similiar in Poland, am I wrong?

Pekka


I understand. In Poland people call physicians/interns "Doctor" too, but this is said colloquially and doesn't have anything to do with PHD, which was what I meant before.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Triton w Marzec 31, 2006, 10:21:51 pm
One of the few, one of the elite

Rest in peace
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: cckeiser w Marzec 31, 2006, 11:38:55 pm
The Dash

I read of a man who stood to speak
at the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
from the beginning...to the end.
-
He noted that first came the date of her birth
and spoke of the following date with tears,
but he said what mattered most of all
was the dash between those years.
-
For that dash represents all the time
that she spent alive on earth...
and now only those who loved her
know what that little line is worth.
-
For it matters not, how much we own;
the cars....the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
and how we spend our dash.
-
So think about this long and hard...
are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left.
(You could be at "dash midrange.")
-
If we could just slow down enough
to consider what's true and real,
and always try to understand
the way other people feel.
-
And be less quick to anger,
and show appreciation more
and love the people in our lives
like we've never loved before.
-
If we treat each other with respect,
and more often wear a smile...
remembering that this special dash
might only last a little while.
-
So, when your eulogy's being read
with your life's actions to rehash...
would you be proud of the things they
say about how you spend your dash?
-
Linda Ellis


http://www.lindaslyrics.com/

Dear Mr Lem
Well done sir. Well done indeed.
I can only hope to  fill my dash as well as you have.
I am only sorry I did not find you sooner and that I never had the opportunity to know you personally. My dash will be poorer for it.

I will see you in Solaris.


C.C.Keiser

Pennsylvania, USA
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: cckeiser w Kwiecień 01, 2006, 09:31:46 pm
I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Ronald_Zajac w Kwiecień 02, 2006, 07:18:01 am
It is with great sadness that I learned of Dr. Lem's passing. His was a brilliant and tenacious mind and his work will not be forgotten.

My condolences to family, friends and the worldwide Lem community.

Ronald Zajac,
Canada
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Pekka w Kwiecień 02, 2006, 10:22:50 am
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I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!



Timing,  I suppose this is  East European time, ie. 10 am GMT, haven´t we all summer time now in the EU? Pekka
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: dimisz w Kwiecień 02, 2006, 04:27:47 pm
Életem meghatározó irásai voltak (Úr hangja, Solaris, Visszatérés, Novellák).
Hétfőn indulok Krakkóba 2 napra autóval, ha valaki csatlakozni akar, szóljon.
Dimisz
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I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!


I propably will be there in person,  so no drinking ::) (But that's a nice idea. )
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Volodymyr w Kwiecień 02, 2006, 09:11:34 pm
My sincere condolences to Poles... The world has lost one of its greatest thinkers...  Stanislaw Lem is one of the most popular SF writers in Ukraine and we share in your grief. He will be forever loved and remembered... :(
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Volodymyr w Kwiecień 02, 2006, 09:43:24 pm
I think this W.Whitman's poem expresses sad and mournful feelings of all admirers of Stanislaw Lem:


1
O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
   But O heart! heart! heart!
     O the bleeding drops of red,
       Where on the deck my Captain lies,
         Fallen cold and dead.
 
2
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths-for you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
   Here Captain! dear father!
     This arm beneath your head;
       It is some dream that on the deck,
         You've fallen cold and dead.
 
3
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;
   Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
     But I, with mournful tread,
       Walk the deck my Captain lies,
         Fallen cold and dead.
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: rui_tavares w Kwiecień 03, 2006, 04:41:37 am
I would like to send a message of admiration and grief to Lem's family, friends and fans.

Truly one of the great authors of our time.

From Lisbon, Portugal

Rui Tavares
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: IO w Kwiecień 03, 2006, 09:53:42 am
Bye, Lem.
You have gone, but You will always be with us.
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: apostata w Kwiecień 03, 2006, 09:27:44 pm
Cytuj
I would like to propose that at 12:00 on April 4th we all raise a glass and salute the passing of one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, and drink a toast to celebrate his life.
We may not be able to be there in person, but no matter where we are in the world, we can all be there together in spirit.

To Lem!



Sounds good to me - that would be 6am over here (EST = -5.00 GMT)...orange juice or coffee will most likely be the order of the day I'm afraid.
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Metalist w Kwiecień 04, 2006, 10:38:26 am
It will be 3AM out here in sunny California, but the mere rotational cycle of this planet will not stop me from raising a glass to such an occasion
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Phantom w Kwiecień 04, 2006, 08:19:57 pm
i don´t know what time is that in germany but i´ll raise my glass anyway. heard the sad news just today.  well at least in this case the phrase "the best die young" is proven wrong ;)
heres to one of the greatest minds of our time.
Na zdrowie!
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: Terminus w Kwiecień 05, 2006, 01:28:09 am
Ok we've just returned from the funeral.
It was modest & austere, which was Lem's wish.

Nevertheless, we're happy we had the oppurtunity.

Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: apostata w Kwiecień 05, 2006, 08:44:26 pm
Cytuj
Ok we've just returned from the funeral.
It was modest & austere, which was Lem's wish.

Nevertheless, we're happy we had the oppurtunity.




Thanks for the update.
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Rachel w Kwiecień 05, 2006, 08:58:26 pm
Hi all,

Here You have a few snapshots taken during the funeral:

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb4a.jpg)

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb2a.jpg)

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb3a.jpg)
Translation: We will meet on Solaris.

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb1a.jpg)

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb5a.jpg)

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb6a.jpg)

(http://www.filelodge.com/files/room20/520267/pogrzeb7a.jpg)
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: Jenia_Tichy w Kwiecień 11, 2006, 06:45:24 pm
Deepest condolences to Lem's family and everyone who, like me, was a passionate fan always waiting for his amazing revelations.The stage of literature has lost one of its most profound actors.
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Wiadomość wysłana przez: mentat_emre w Kwiecień 25, 2006, 09:14:34 pm
One of the greatest Sci-fi writer left us alone...
We will meet him on Solaris...with Ijon Tichy.

Emre Karadeniz.
Founder of Istanbul Technical Univercity Science Fiction Club.
Tytuł: Re: Lem has died.
Wiadomość wysłana przez: def w Kwiecień 28, 2006, 08:12:02 pm
Grave news indeed, sad to hear but he had a good life and he had to pass on sometime... :(