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  1. Mike Mike says:

    I remember reading a bunch of Stanislaw Lem quite a while ago Tales of Pirx The Pilot was certainly one of them and it was with some fondness that I picked up another copy while looking for another specific book I am happy to report that I was not disappointed This book is a solid 4.0.These stories of Pirx are an odd amalgamation of interesting science and young juvenile action adventure, but done in a very readable and convincing way Without revealing too much, I found that Lem s testin I remember reading a bunch of Stanislaw Lem quite a while ago Tales of Pirx The Pilot was certainly one of them and it was with some fondness that I picked up another copy while looking for another specific book I am happy to report that I was not disappointed This book is a solid 4.0.These stories of Pirx are an odd amalgamation of interesting science and young juvenile action adventure, but done in a very readable and convincing way Without revealing too much, I found that Lem s testing of the cadets to be a rather obvious requirement for any real deep space or extended isolation mission even though he does it in a highly imaginative and unorthodox way Great stuff And the character of Pirx is appealing, too He s an everyman training to become a leader, with all of the doubts and foibles that ordinary men and women have Despite the space background these stories are ultimately about the character and his development in each of the tales.Although I probably won t buy any further copies, this slim volume has rekindled my appreciation for the works of Mr Lem I ll be re visitingof his works in the future If you ve never read any of his works then youo have missed some very good writing While the stories are short and superficially simple, they are clever and show a deep understanding of human psychology I strongly recommend them


  2. M. Cornelis van der Weele IV M. Cornelis van der Weele IV says:

    Reading Lem makes me happy.


  3. Justyna Justyna says:

    This is a collection of stories, which are very fun to read Prix always perseveres, although seemingly incapable of doing so The story about Terminus stuck with me the most possibly, because I found it to be the saddest of them all.


  4. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Stanislaw Lem s science fiction tends to be dense and philosophical political This book was different, in that the adventures of Pirx, an average sap who stumbles into these situations, are based on hard science and yet retain that philosophic air I enjoyed this book very much must read it again


  5. Victor Sonkin Victor Sonkin says:

    This collection is thought provoking and deep At the same time it should be clear that this is not the kind of science fiction that predicts the future it sets philosophical or ethical problems of the present against the rather abstract background of space travel which is very matter of fact and mundane The sociological reality of the world remains exactly as it was in the later half of the 20th century USSR and the Western bloc, everyone smokes, virtually no women anywhere except as pass This collection is thought provoking and deep At the same time it should be clear that this is not the kind of science fiction that predicts the future it sets philosophical or ethical problems of the present against the rather abstract background of space travel which is very matter of fact and mundane The sociological reality of the world remains exactly as it was in the later half of the 20th century USSR and the Western bloc, everyone smokes, virtually no women anywhere except as passengers or secretaries , people haul large sacks of books with them, etc.I tried to read the stories in Polish, but they are so full of technical jargon which is nothingthan a filler that it was very exhausting I managed to read some fragments and ascertain that the Russian translation was very exact.The stories are 1 The TestPirx, a student, is given the task of piloting a rocket to the Moon he barely escapes a disaster, and then finds out that the test was staged, style The other student who was flying , everyone s favorite, failed the test and crashed into the Moon.2 Conditional reflexPirx passes a sensory deprivation test with flying colors and is sent to the Moon with a dangerous mission with another guy called Langner , since the previous couple of researchers had died a mysterious death When Pirx goes to change photoplates, the exact same thing happens to them, and it takes all of Pirx s calmness and level headedness to avoid the same result.3 PatrolWhen patrolling an abandoned and empty sector of the Solar System, where two patrolling officers had disappeared lately, Pirx finds a mysterious object and is overwhelmed by a horrible physiological phenomenon the object turns out to be illusory, the phenomenon later accepted as a regular one in such situations.4 AlbatrossPirx accidentally travels on a luxury cruise, which receives a SOS from another spaceship Pirx goes to the ship s central cab and follows the disaster the crew cannot offer any meaningful help, and the cruiser soon resumes its regular operations.5 TerminusWhile commanding an old decrepit spaceship, Pirx finds out it was the one that had catastrophically disintegrated during one of its previous missions The only survivor was Terminus, a primitive robot, who s still on the ship While sealing the tubes from radiation, Terminus uses a Morse code which is the exact replicas of the code apparently transmitted to each other by the members of the dying crew of the fateful expedition Terminus is completely unaware of that Pirx Morses something in reply, and Terminus s hands produce a violent response, as if the cosmonauts were still alive At a loss, somewhat disgusted, Pirx orders to write off the robot for demolition.6 The HuntWhile on the Moon, Pirx is summoned to hunt for a robot called Setaurus who had escaped from the storage after a meteor hit and apparently became extremely violent The robot kills a small crew of people hunting it, and then Pirx and his colleague MacCork find it and try to lure it out In the end, in the confrontation, Pirx is almost killed by friendly fire, but Setaurus saves him in response, Pirx accidentally kills the robot.7 Pirx s StoryA first person story of an expedition when Pirx found an apparently extremely old intergalactic spaceship of a different civilization, recorded everything and then found out that there was no tape in the recorder.8 An AccidentPreparing to depart from a terramorph planet, the crew loses its robot, Anel The three of them go to look for it and find out that it started climbing the mountain after an arduous climb, they discover that the robot had plunged down and crashed.9 The InquestPirx is given the task of flying a crew which partially consists of robots, but he doesn t know who s who During a complex operation, the robot attempts a dangerous manoeuvre which would kill all people and leave him alive, but mistakes Pirx s perplexity for a cunning plan and makes the fatal mistake.10 AnankeA rocket crashes while landing on Mars Pirx finds out that it was due to the paranoid nature of the engineer who had programmed it


  6. Wanda Wanda says:

    I couldn t stop reading this book Lem s sci fi is funny and quirky, yet still wicked smart A highly plausible imagining of future space travel, I was completely enthralled by the descriptions of alien landscapes and rocket ships alike I must admit that I was far from compelled by Pirx upon his introduction, but grew to enjoy his straightforward nature and the development of his competence My only complaint is that a couple of the stories tend towards the formulaic Pirx encounters some stran I couldn t stop reading this book Lem s sci fi is funny and quirky, yet still wicked smart A highly plausible imagining of future space travel, I was completely enthralled by the descriptions of alien landscapes and rocket ships alike I must admit that I was far from compelled by Pirx upon his introduction, but grew to enjoy his straightforward nature and the development of his competence My only complaint is that a couple of the stories tend towards the formulaic Pirx encounters some strange, almost supernatural phenomenon, whereby uses his highly developed imagination and reasoning skills to approach the problem in a novel way to come to some happy conclusion That being said, I believe Lem captures human emotion on these new frontiers effortlessly, from the dip to the boundless horizon of space.I did have one complaint specific to the way in which one story, the final one, was completed I felt somewhat put out that Pirx had Terminus slated for dismantling, without really investigating its functioning I mean, shouldn t the robot looking for the cat have been a sign of higher functioning, especially since he couldn t express with the pre programmed cues what his purpose for doing so was Further, when Pirx communicated via Morse code, he seemed to illicit and unexpected response why all this talk about multiple personas during human sleep if he could so casually dismiss the thought of Terminus sentience I felt let down, since I believe that Lem wasthan capable of a coherent exposition on the theory of artificial intelligence as it applied to the story Still, I was haunted by the echoes of disaster, preserved only in Morse, and the decrepitude of the ship was well conveyed, to eerie effect Pretty brilliant writing all around D


  7. John John says:

    Holy Spaceballs Lem is the master First off these loosely connected stories, that span over the progression of Pirx s noteworthy career as a space pilot, are meditations on the smallness of the individual s contribution to the overall adventure of human history Pirx is just a normal, regular guy Except that within the emptiness of his every person s brain exists a banality of common sense, but unlike the simpleton that usually embodies such a mindset, Pirx is actually a thoughtful problem so Holy Spaceballs Lem is the master First off these loosely connected stories, that span over the progression of Pirx s noteworthy career as a space pilot, are meditations on the smallness of the individual s contribution to the overall adventure of human history Pirx is just a normal, regular guy Except that within the emptiness of his every person s brain exists a banality of common sense, but unlike the simpleton that usually embodies such a mindset, Pirx is actually a thoughtful problem solver But the problems he tackles are ones of luck and survival, or figuring out what to do with a disturbing outmoded robot.Pirx s innate charm is his stumbling ability to improvise and worry his way through mysteries that have baffled better detectives For instance, in The Conditioned Reflex, when he is confronted with the same disappearing colleague, that doomed the previous mission Pirx does the opposite of what he imagines the dead crew did It is this sort of thinking beyond his training that makes Pirx a hero Though he is a hero without the fame and mythology that marks so much of the genre s most tired tropes Pirx pokes holes in the fables and myths of exceptionalism Meanwhile, Lem proves himself exceptional once again He excels, in this novel, when describing the basic training of Pirx the Pilot The sensory deprivation tank section is a few pages of sheer altered consciousness body horror It was a visceral and awesome description of travelling first into and then beyond the body Masterful.Loved it


  8. Timothy Timothy says:

    Pirx is not the best I have read by Lem, but, for me, these simple tales are very satisfying The progression is chronological but with large gaps as Lem captures interesting episodes of Prix career from young cadet to full fledged navigator Over time, Pirx loses his air of the preening day dreamer spinning fantasies of glory While Prix grows into his profession and into adulthood, Lem never let s us forget that space flight is a serious business and that the cost of getting better at it is of Pirx is not the best I have read by Lem, but, for me, these simple tales are very satisfying The progression is chronological but with large gaps as Lem captures interesting episodes of Prix career from young cadet to full fledged navigator Over time, Pirx loses his air of the preening day dreamer spinning fantasies of glory While Prix grows into his profession and into adulthood, Lem never let s us forget that space flight is a serious business and that the cost of getting better at it is often gained in the postmortem of events that went tragically awry Pirx is not the brightest tool in the shed, but he is steady and keeps his head in a scrape While never achieving the almost elemental status of Conrad s captains who reveal their metal when the storm is raging, Prix muddles his way through and his instincts are good.Lem keeps the tales simple but he knows how to find small seams of gold Lem just clicks for me and did the very first time I read him I could never recommend Lem with great confidence to another reader without some understanding of their sensibilities As for me, I like the quirkiness, the wryness, the balancing on a razor s edge between the real and what lies just on the other side of it Most of all, Lem never loses sight of the human being s at the heart of all good stories


  9. Jerry Jerry says:

    Tales of Pirx the Pilot has much of the humor of Lem s other works without the complexity Pirx is an Everyman, he s not a hero like many of his literary colleagues though he gets the job done, nor a comedic bumbler like Bill the Galactic Hero, though he has his share of bumbles He s a working class pilot, going to what appears to be pilot trade school, learning his craft, and taking his suitcase into his first commercial shiplike a factory worker with his lunch pail than a modern jet pil Tales of Pirx the Pilot has much of the humor of Lem s other works without the complexity Pirx is an Everyman, he s not a hero like many of his literary colleagues though he gets the job done, nor a comedic bumbler like Bill the Galactic Hero, though he has his share of bumbles He s a working class pilot, going to what appears to be pilot trade school, learning his craft, and taking his suitcase into his first commercial shiplike a factory worker with his lunch pail than a modern jet pilot.It s practically steampunk now, although it wouldn t have been thought so at the time.His matter of fact description of hiking on the moon makes me sad that only now are we opening up space travel to commercial activity.His robot semi ghost story doesn t even end It just leaves us wondering the same thing Pirx is.This would, I think, be a great introduction to Stanislaw Lem, and it s definitely a fun read.I also enjoy the cover of the version I read At first glance, it looks like a pilot in a space suit, but after reading the first story, all the strange details start coming out the flies, the book, and so on


  10. Mel Mel says:

    I got a collection of three different Lem novels at the Oxfam This was the first, the back had it listed as mysteries It really wasn t It was very technical 50s science fiction written in the late 70s It was another case of In the Future There Are No Women Which was a bit disappointing Even in translation though the stories had a very clear and visual style My problem was that I found Pirx terribly dull, stereotypical young pilot, and there were no real other characters in the book I m g I got a collection of three different Lem novels at the Oxfam This was the first, the back had it listed as mysteries It really wasn t It was very technical 50s science fiction written in the late 70s It was another case of In the Future There Are No Women Which was a bit disappointing Even in translation though the stories had a very clear and visual style My problem was that I found Pirx terribly dull, stereotypical young pilot, and there were no real other characters in the book I m glad I stuck with it though as the last story, Terminus was generally very creepy and disturbing and I really liked it, and the imagery, though less than satisfied with the ending I will definitely try reading the other two novels though as they sound very different, though maybe not right away


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