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A Good Place To Start

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Cyberiad: Fables for the Cybernetic Age 2
Tales of Pirx the Pilot 1

A Bad Place To Start

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Solaris 1
A Perfect Vacuum 1

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Stanislaw Lem (1921 - 2006)

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cmadler January 30th, 2006 02:47 PM PST

I find The Cyberiad and The Futurological Congress very enjoyable. The Cyberiad is relatively easy reading, while The Futurological Congress is more difficult, but no less enjoyable. Both exhibit a wonderful sense of humor.

Solaris, which has been made into a movie twice, is as intelligent as of all Lem's work, but very slow-moving and difficult (as are the movies!). Read it at your own risk!

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