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Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ...)
« dnia: 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

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #1 dnia: Listopad 25, 2005, 02:42:51 pm »
Probably "The Star Diaries". For more ensurance, check here .  

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #2 dnia: 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?

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #3 dnia: Listopad 28, 2005, 12:18:17 am »
That's what I meant, Ion Tichy -> Star Diaries.

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #4 dnia: Listopad 28, 2005, 12:19:36 am »
Yes, it is 'Test'. Even found the book in my library. Great, thanks to you all!

Thomas

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #5 dnia: 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.

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #6 dnia: Listopad 29, 2005, 10:12:27 am »
Yes, I read in German, but not exclusively.

Thirst story is 'Albatros'.

'Aldebran' is no. 6

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #7 dnia: 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?


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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #8 dnia: 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).

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #9 dnia: 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...

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #10 dnia: 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".)

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #11 dnia: 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!

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Re: Book with short stories (Fly in space ship, ..
« Odpowiedź #12 dnia: Grudzień 17, 2005, 08:15:43 am »
Do you recognize it from somewhere?