Category Archives: review

Review: The Star Diaries by Stanislaw Lem

translated from the Polish by Michael Kandel originally published in Poland: 1957; expanded 1971 my edition: Harcourt (June 26, 1985) 286 pages As you know, I’ve set myself the very enjoyable task of reading all of Stanislaw Lem’s speculative fiction that’s available in English. And since I love doing things chronologically, I’ve started with The

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Review: The Snail on the Slope by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky

translated by Alan Meyers Gollancz 1980 243 pages grab a copy (the link here is to the upcoming [2018] Chicago Review Press edition) Radiant Terminus meets Annihilation meets The Slynx The strange title of this Strugatsky novel perfectly reflects the strangeness that follows. How does one even begin to review a book like The Snail

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