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The Use of a Dragon
« dnia: Styczeń 07, 2006, 06:29:36 pm »
I found a page where you can listen to it in mp3 format.

This story is not collected in either of the English-language Tichy books, so it was a good find...

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #1 dnia: Styczeń 07, 2006, 11:39:25 pm »
Yes I admit a good find but I would rather it would be put into text. But I suppose if you didn't find this we would have nothing at all. Anyway if this was published what book would it be in.
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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #2 dnia: Styczeń 08, 2006, 12:32:21 am »
Well, man, you can always try to find that book that they mention. I have not yet happened to see it, though...
I think it may have been written too late to get into Further Reminiscences.

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #3 dnia: Styczeń 13, 2006, 02:48:39 am »
It was written in 1983 but first published in Poland in 1993.
As far as I know there is no English edition of it. There is one in German.

It's not an easy thing to get, this dragon piece,  even here in Poland...

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #4 dnia: Styczeń 13, 2006, 04:55:34 am »
Hard to get? I thought you guys even had an entire book called Pożytek ze smoka i inne opowiadania...

Incidentally, although I've complained a lot about there not being enough stuff translated into English, I saw something recently that claimed (and it looked like a reasonably reliable source) that sales figures for Lem's books in English have always really, really sucked, so maybe I should be grateful for what we do have.

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #5 dnia: Styczeń 13, 2006, 11:50:51 pm »
Hehe yeah we've got this book but it's rare. Nevertheless, I'm just after one of them :)

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #6 dnia: Styczeń 14, 2006, 01:32:20 am »
So do you have a collection of all Lem's books?

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #7 dnia: Styczeń 14, 2006, 03:53:42 am »
Me? Well yes & no, I'm trying to get them all, but I am still short by a few. Let's say that I have about a half of what is available in Poland (and all is available here ::)  ).

It's quite easy to get them, especially when you like new ones. Recently Wydawnictwo Literackie (the publishing house  relasing Lem) has finished edition of His Complette Works - it includes everything (let's say... that almost) of his relases.

But I myself prefer old books which I can find in an antiquarian bookshop. Therefore I am rather picky. And I take my time.

My current prey is Time not Lost (which includes Hospital of Transfiguration). And the mentioned dragon manual is next in line.

That, I hope, is said enough.

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #8 dnia: Styczeń 23, 2006, 12:34:10 am »
O.K. I own the dragon usage guide now  :P

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Re: The Use of a Dragon
« Odpowiedź #9 dnia: Styczeń 23, 2006, 05:16:50 pm »
Are they rereleasing the old short stories? It'd be nice if you could avoid having to buy all of the old story collections that had so much overlap.