"My first book of meta writing, if that is the term, so still my favorite. A collection of introductions and prefaces to books that haven’t been, and, more importantly, couldn’t be written. Mind-bending."— From Philipp
Beginning with a review of his own book, Lem moves on to tackles (or create pastiches of) the French new novel, James Joyce, pornography, authorless writing, and Dostoevsky, while at the same time ranging across scientific topics, from cosmology to the pervasiveness of computers. The result is a metafictional tour de force by one of the world's most popular writers.
About the Author
"[Lem is] a Jorge Luis Borges for the Space Age, who plays in earnest with every concept of philosophy and physics, from free will to probability theory."
--New York Times Book Review