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Stanisław Lem (12 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish science fiction writer. He was born in Lviv (today's Ukraine) into a Jewish family that converted to Roman Catholicism. Lem's work has been translated into 41 languages and he remains one of the most widely read science fiction authors in the world.
In his work Lem frequently explores philosophical and religious questions. One of the recurrent themes in his books is the impossibility to communicate with non-human minds, which is seen generally as human being's tragedy of failing to grasp the meaning of life and the world. Lem often studies these problems from a humorous angle, e.g. in his robot fables. Among his best-known works is the novel Solaris (1961), which was made into a feature film three times, as well as satiric stories featuring the recurrent protagonist, the astronaut Ijon Tichy.
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