2006-03-28 : Stanislaw Lem died yesterday
Here's the MetaFilter thread: Stanislaw Lem 1921-2006. He was my favorite science fiction author.
I can't say I'm too shaken up, though. His death comes as a big surprise to me ... but that's because I'd assumed he was already dead.
Some good disregarder of conscience and intellectual property has put one of his stories online, for our benefit. It's from The Cyberiad - the Lem book I read first and oftenest - A short excerpt, presented for the purpose of whetting your appetite. If you haven't read Lem, it's a good story to start with.
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