Stanislaw Lem’s Disconcerting Universe

Stanislaw Lem writes moody, psychological science fiction that both thrills and appeals to the intellect. Lem is mostly known for Solaris, the novel that inspired three movie adaptations, including the most recent George Clooney version, a film that, unfortunately, failed to capture the book’s best themes. Lem combines exposition, stunning visual descriptions, philosophical ideas, and truly …read in detail

3 Ways The Martian Transcends A Boring Style

By now you’ve heard of Mark Watney’s plight in Andy Weir’s book The Martian. Weir’s blockbuster, self-published book has accomplished what few books ever will. It’s a New York Times best-seller, and there is now a film adaptation starring Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain with director Ridley Scott (Alien and Blade Runner) at the helm. Astronaut …read in detail