Tag Archives: Michael Kandel

Review: Mortal Engines by Stanislaw Lem

translated by Michael Kandel original publication: Seabury Press, 1977 my edition: Mariner Books, 1992 239 pages Reading Stanislaw Lem Brought together into one volume by translator Michael Kandel, these “robot fables” are not really stories so much as cautionary allegories or references to fairy tales, only now the main characters aren’t princesses and ogres but

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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 Reading Stanislaw Lem 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

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