Stanislaw Lem dies

Stanislaw Lem, dead at 84

I'm of two minds about him. On one hand Lem's Solaris was great--neither Soderbergh's nor Tarkovsky's adaptations did the novel full justice (though Tarkovsky's was great in its own way); on the other hand he pretty much dissed much of American SF, even if he read only little of it, and that little in poor translations, none of which were written after the 1950s.

But on the balance, he'll be missed.

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