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   Tales of Pirx the Pilot, by Stanislaw Lem  
 
  Collection, first publication in April 1979 , latest edition in April 2003
 
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      In Pilot Pirx, Lem has created an irresistibly likable character: an astronaut who gives the impression of still navigating by the seat of his pants-a bumbler but an inspired one. By investing Pirx with a range of human foibles, Lem offers a wonderful vision of the audacity, childlike curiosity, and intuition that can give humans the courage to confront outer space. Translated by Louis Iribarne.

     
     
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