This collection of short stories centers around one character, space traveller Ijon Tichy. In these stories, Stanislaw Lem's "Candide of the Cosmos" encounters bizarre civilizations and creatures in space that serve to satirize science, the rational mind, theology, and other icons of human pride.
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The Further Amazing Tales of Ion Tichy...
Voyager to the Stars! Stanislaw Lem gets his character into every paradox, every nook in the repertoire of contemporary science and science fiction concepts. With hilarious creativity he takes the voyager into deeper and deeper logical and reflexive predicaments, all of which our hero handles with aplomb and verve! But not even Tichy can resolve the perplexities and fiascos that will necessarily develop in a bureaucracy big enough to handle the back-time repair of human and evolutionary history on the planet earth.