A Perfect Vacuum by Stanisław Lem, Michael Kandel

By Stanisław Lem, Michael Kandel

This can be a selection of excellent but imaginary stories of nonexistent books. With insidious wit, the writer beguiles us with a parade of pleasant, disarmingly frequent innovations. "Lem is Harpo Marx and Franz Kafka and Isaac Asimov rolled up into one and down the white rabbit's hole" (Detroit News). A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

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Everyone laughed, although most were sympathetic with his sentiment. “I guess since we were on Mars, we could call ourselves Martians, maybe the first who ever lived there,” said Katya. ” “I don’t believe in panspermia,” grumbled Mike. ” “Then what about those rocks we were shown during our pre-launch briefings? You know, the ones that were found on Earth but were actually ejected from Mars as a result of meteorites crashing on its surface. ” Mike rolled his eyes. “But we also were told that this idea has never been proven conclusively.

Mel is excited (as usual) about her prom, and we have picked out a nice dress for her. She is going with Jim. He is a nice boy, and I think things will be all right. Robert continues to do well at school, although I haven’t heard from him in weeks. I guess he is moving along in life, as is Mel. Mother is better. I have been going to see her in the hospital every day, and it has been a little stressful. Her doctor told me that she is very forgetful. In fact, she may have missed taking some medicines at home, since she came in to the hospital with high blood pressure.

They are nearly in first place, just one game out. I know it is still early, but I like the Astros’ chances this year, especially with all those great pitchers. They have come a long way since last season. Longhorns football also looks pretty good. I think they will be a Top Ten team this fall. Unless they choke like last year. Well, that’s all for now. ). Robert 15 Interlude It decided that It should not kill them all. One of the bipeds would be useful to help It explain what happened and to be a back-up carrier for the progeny.

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