Davis, Tom, 1981. Analog or Astounding. The Literary Review, Vol. 2, No. 8 (March, 1981), pp.27-28

"….an uncomfortable tour de force, brilliant, uneasying, vertiginous."

"….a remarkable book…."

Hutchinson, Tom, 1980. Review of Return from the Stars (Secker & Warburg). The Times, No. 60,769 (November 6, 1980), p. 13.

"….[Lem’s] most emotionally accessible work so far in this deft translation…."

"Lem’s writing is the most lyrical he has yet attained…."

Korn, Eric, 1980. Ozote, kress or herma? The Sunday Times, No. 8,160 (November 16, 1980), p. 42.

"….described with that neologistic dazzle that he and his translators….do so well."

Mayer, Allan J., 1980. Review of Return from the Stars (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). Newsweek (June 30, 1980).

"The crisp new English translation….is bound to enhance [Lem’s] growing reputation in the United States. A fast-paced, occasionally moving and hugely entertaining mini-Odyssey, it is among the most accessible of Lem’s works."

Scott, Michael Maxwell, 1980. S.F. Stories. The Daily Telegraph, No. 39,032 (December 4, 1980), p.11.

"….a classic theme, to be sure, but seldom is it treated with the wit, sparkling originality and human feeling of "Return from the Stars" ….by the Polish writer, Stanislaw Lem, whose translators….have done him proud."

Updike, John, 1980. Frontiersmen. The New Yorker (September 8, 1980), pp. 106, 109, 110-112, 114.

"….a future that does not, unlike so many hypothetical futures, seem dated."

"This could not have been an easy novel to translate, with its many abstruse considerations and its words coined in Polish."

Zebrowski, George, 1981. Review of Return from the Stars (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich). The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (April, 1981), pp. 34-39

"….faithful and elegant."



Kasman, Alex, 1999. A work of "mathematical fiction": Return from the Stars, by Stanislaw Lem. Weblink Reference: http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/mf39.html

"….contains some of the most realistic sounding fictional mathematics I have ever read."

Schollenberg, James, 1998. Review of Stanislaw Lem in Print and Film. Challenging Destiny, Number 3 (July, 1998). Weblink Reference:
http://home.golden.net/~csp/reviews/lem.html#rfts

"….an impossibly good narrative, filled with strangeness, sharply observed details, and vivid language."

Seeley, Donn, 1982. Review of Return from the Stars. Stanislaw Lem. (August 21, 1982) Weblink Reference: http://catalog.com/hopkins/lem/Lem.html

"It was written nearly twenty years ago, but was translated only recently (a good job too)."

"….the reader’s….experience is very disorienting."

"A very good treatment of a classic theme."



FULL TEXT

Lem, Stanisław, 1980. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 247 pp.

Lem, Stanisław, 1980. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. London, Secker and Warburg, Ltd., 247 pp.

Lem, Stanisław, 1982. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. New York, Avon/Bard Paperbacks, 247 pp.

Lem, Stanisław, 1982. Tales of Pirx the Pilot - Return from the Stars - The Invincible. Translated by Louis Iribane, Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson, Wendayne Ackerman. Harmondsworth, Penguin Books (King Penguin), 589 pp.

Lem, Stanisław, 1989. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 247 pp.

Lem, Stanisław, 1990. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. London, Mandarin, 247 pp.

EBOOKS

Lem, Stanisław, 2012. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. Kindle Edition (eBook).
Boston, Haughton Miflin Harcourt, 256 pp. Released 11 June 2012 (470 KB).

Lem, Stanisław, 2016. Return from the Stars. Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. eBook (ePub). New York, Avon Books, 256 pp. Released 2 October 2016 (207 KB).


AUDIOBOOKS

Lem, Stanisław, 2012.  Return from the Stars (Unabridged). Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson, Read by Scott Aiello.  Newark, N.J., Audible Frontiers.  Released 4 September 2012.  Length 9 hrs and 43 mins.

Lem, Stanisław, 2016. Return from the Stars (Unabridged). Translated by Barbara Marszał and Frank Simpson. Read by Scott Aiello. Grand Haven, MI, Brilliance Publishing. Released 17 May 2016. Length 9 hrs and 43 mins.

EXCERPTS (PRINT DOCUMENTS)

Lem, Stanisław, 1980. Return from the Stars. Omni (June, 1980), pp. 54-56, 58-61, 98.

Lem, Stanisław, 1981. Chapter Seven of Return from the Stars. In: Kandel, Michael (Editor). The Cosmic Carnival of Stanisław Lem: an anthology of entertaining stories from the modern master of science fiction. New York, Continuum, 271 pp.

Lem, Stanisław, 1982. Return from the Stars. In: Bova, Ben, and Myrus, Don (Editors). The Best of Omni Science Fiction, No. 4. New York, Omni Publications, Ltd., 144 pp.

EXCERPTS (WORLD-WIDE WEB DOCUMENTS)

Draeger, Glen, 1999. The Corporate Asylum: Satire and Commentary for the Discerning Employee, The Corporate Asylum Weekly Thoughts Archives (August 29, 1999) Weblink Reference: http://www.corporateasylum/thoughtarchives.html

Kasman, Alex, 1999. A work of "mathematical fiction": Return from the Stars, by Stanisław Lem.
Weblink Reference: http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/mf39.html

Lem, Stanisław, 2000. Return from the Stars. In: Lem, Tomasz, 2000. Solaris: oficjalna strona Stanisława Lema (June 30, 2000). Weblink Reference: http://www.lem.pl/english/dziela/powrot/powrotpl.htm.

Walsh, A., 2000. Oberlin College Online: Math 301, Advanced Calculus (Fall, 2000), Suggested Homework Problems. Weblink Reference: http://www.oberlin.edu/~math/people/faculty/walsh
/f00class/hw301f00.html


COVER ART

Lem, Tomasz, 2000. Galeria Okładek: Powrót z gwiazd (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, and Secker and Warburg, London, 1980; Avon/Bard, New York, 1982; Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1989; Mandarin, London, 1990). In: Lem, Tomasz, 2000. Solaris: oficjalna strona Stanisława Lema (June 30, 2000).
Weblink Reference: http://www.lem.pl/okladki_galeria/dziela.htm



GENERAL

Kasman, A., 2001. Mathematical Fiction. In: Math Fun, Department of Mathematics, College of Charleston.
http://math.cofc.edu/faculty/kasman/MATHFICT/mf-all-ttl.html


UNDERGRADUATE

Greenside, Henry, 2001. Links to Undergraduate Web Pages: Physics 55, Introduction to Astronomy, Course Syllabus, Fall Semester, 2001. Department of Physics, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Weblink Reference: http://www.phy.duke.edu/Courses/055/55-syllabus.html

Kratins, O., 2000. Science Fiction (180Z). In: Upper Division English Courses, Fall, 2000, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley. Weblink Reference: http://english.berkeley.edu/classes/upper-div-f2000.html

Swirsky, P., 2000. Comparative Studies in Popular Culture: Literature and Science (C.Lit. 440). In: Comparative Literature Undergraduate Courses, 2000-2001, Department of Comparative Literature, Religion, and Film/Media Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton. Weblink Reference: http://english.berkeley.edu/classes/upper-div-f2000.html

Walsh, A., 2000. Advanced Calculus (Math 301), MWF 10-10:50 a.m., Fall, 2000: Suggested homework problems. In: Oberlin College Online, 2000-2001 Course Catalog, Department of Mathematics. Weblink Reference: http://www.oberlin.edu/~math/people/faculty/
walsh/100class/hw301f00.html


GRADUATE

Lopez, Michael Richard, 1998. Two Modern Utopias: A Comparative Study of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World and Stanisław Lem's Return from the Stars. Unpubl. M.A. Thesis, Antioch University, May, 1998. Weblink Reference: http://www.rpi.edu/~sofkam/lem/thesis.htm



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