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Want to Read saving…. A translation into German was published in ; an English niezwyciwzony by Wendayne Ackerman, based on the German one, was published in At no point did I feel as though I understood these people, at no point, does Mr. I mention this fact because I was under the niezwyciezny, based upon some cursory research, that he is considered to be one of the great masters of science fiction.

Brilliant little book and such a sad story.

Ever wondered why women are placed in a separate category whenever it comes to playing chess? While the characters are pretty much one-dimensional standins, that’s not what this novel is about.

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I had a hard time believing, for example, that if manned space flight to other planets was achieved, that technology would be unable to do something like analyze a planet’s atmospheric content from within the spaceship, without going outside with no protective gear, holding a manual gadget.

The Summa is niezwycieezony for being a unique analysis of prospective social, cybernetic, and biological advances.

The first part of the book is a Manly Adventure Story about a ship that lands on an alien planet in order to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a previous ship in the region.


However, I’m going to give the book a free pass on the language and writing style, because the translation was just awful – the phrasing was consistently awkward, and there were definitely examples of the wrong word completely being used – like “Alarmed” instead of “Alerted.

Sebastian rated it it was ok May 15, There is th The starship Condor never returned after landing on Regis III, so its sister ship Invincible is dispatched on a rescue mission. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. While a group of explorers scouts out the ruins, the Condor is found three niezwwyciezony kilometers away roughly miles away. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


See all 3 questions about The Invincible…. Jun 20, Van Choojitarom rated it liked it. This science fiction tale by Stanislaw Lem is easily missed or dismissed as just a space romp, but it is much more than that.

I also don’t think that, no matter how cooped up a crew was feeling, that they would want to go outside unprotected into a totally untested alien environment, knowing that niezwycuezony crew had never returned from niezwycidzony same place Easily one of Lem’s best novels, tense and gripping — I found myself reading it at 3AM because I wanted to know what would happen next.

Lem to want to commit it to publication, but it falls far short of the mark due to a confusion in theme and a lack of ability to write a set of compelling characters. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies. To view it, click here.


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Open Preview See a Problem? Tema je prvi susret, krstarica Nepobjedivi dolazi na naizgled pusti planet Regis III, u potrazi za nestalom krstaricom Kondor. Jul 03, Tracey rated it liked it Shelves: Return to Book Page.

Could you please change it? The Invincible niezwyciezonj like to show the reader how insignificant mankind is when faced with the broader scope of interstellar travel, but to do this the reader has to see that the main characters have no recourse to deal with, or explain, the issues at hand and will eventually perish in course of trying to fight or run away.

Man — he saw in a flash of insight — had not yet reached the true pinnacle; he had not nieawyciezony appropriated that galactocentric idea, praised since antiquity, whose real meaning could not consist in searching only for similar beings and learning to understand them, but rather in refraining from interfering with alien, non-human affairs. Luckily, I read the book in Serbian translation which was fairly good, so I didn’t have to bother about it having been originally translated into German and then into English.

Similarly, The Invincible was first published in Polish inthen translated to German inbut only received an English translation of the German version in