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"137 Seconds"
© 1973, Poland
NF-13, Russia 1974
--/ third place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ rare find


"The Accident"
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1962, Poland
also in - OMNI, 1988
More Tales of the Pyrx the Pilot, 1982
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"The Albatross"
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1957, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, Rus 1960
Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1981
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Alfred Zellerman, Gruppenführer Louis XVI"
© 1963, Apocryphs
russ. transl. 1970
--/ cool sf story
--/ idea award
--/ style award


"Astronavty" (nv)
("The Astronauts")
© 1953, Poland
russian edition, 1957
--/ cool space sf novel
--/ rare find

"Ananke"
(also as "Pirks Na Marse")
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1969, Poland
russian publ. 1971
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"The Conditioned Reflex"
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1969, Poland
Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1981
--/ fourth place space sf story
--/ adventure award

"Cyberiada" (coll)
© 1964, Poland
--/ cool sf collection
--/ humour award

"Drug"
("The Friend")
© 1955, Poland
1960, Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"Dva Molodykh cheloveka"
("Two Young Men")
© 1965, Poland
NF-13, Znanie 1973
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


"Eden" (nv)
(Space Exploration trilogy 1)
© 1959, Poland
--sf novel : 1990 Locus Award /23
--/ third place space sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award


"Exodus"
© 1954, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
--/ cool sf story

"Formula Limfatera"
("The Limphater Formula")
© 1961, Poland
Formula Limfatera, russ. 1963
--/ second place sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award
--/ emotion award
--/ rare find


"The Futurological Congress"
(From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy)
© 1971, Poland
The Futurological Congress, 1979
--/ cool sf novella

"Golos Neba" (nv)
("The Voice Of The Sky")
© 1971, Poland
--/ fourth place sf novel
--/ style award
--/ idea award


"The Hunt"
(russ. "Okhota na Setavra")
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1961, Poland
More Tales of the Pyrx the Pilot, 1982
Mortal Engines, 1977
--/ cool sf story
--/ adventure award

"The Inquest"
(russ. as "Doznanie")
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1961, Poland
More Tales of the Pyrx the Pilot, 1982
--/ fourth place space sf novella
--/ style award
--/ adventure award


"Krysa v Labirinte"
("The Rat In The Maze")
© 1956, Poland
russian, 1970
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ style award
--/ idea award


"Kuda Idesh, Mir?" (nf)
("Where Are You Heading, World?")
© 1962, Vyhod Na orbytu
Innostrannaya Literatura, 1967

"Magellanovo Oblako" (nv)
("The Magellan Cloud")
© 1955, Poland
also in russian, 1960
--/ cool sf novel
--/ rare find

"Mashina Trurlya"
("The Trutl Device")
(Cyberiada)
© 1960, Poland
Okhota Na Setavra, 1965
--/ cool sf story

"The Mask"
© 1972, Poland
Mortal Engines, 1988
--/ cool sf novella
--/ style award

"Memoirs of a Space Traveler"
(Memoirs of Ijon Tichy)
--The Seventh Voyage !!
--The Eighteenth Voyage
--The Twenty-Forth Voyage

© 1982, Poland
--/ third place space sf story
(for "Seventh Voyage")
--/ wonder award
--/ idea award


"Molot"
("The Moloch")
© 1957, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
--/ cool sf story
--/ wonder award

"Nepobedimy" (nv)
("The Invincible")
(Space exploration trilogy 3)
© 1962, Poland
( transl. as "The Invincible")
Ace SF Special, 1978
--/ third place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ idea award


"On Patrol"
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1959, Poland
Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1981
--/ third place space sf story
--/ adventure award
--/ style award


"A Perfect Vacuum" (nv)
© 1983, Poland
--/ cool sf collection

"Pravda"
("The Truth")
© 1964, Poland
NF-14, Znanie, 1974
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ idea award
--/ style award
--/ rare find


"Solaris" (nv)
(Space exploration trilogy 2)
© 1961, Poland
--sf book : 2003 Geffen Award W
--/ second place space sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ adventure award
--/ idea award
--/ style award


"Suschestvuete Li Vy, Mr. Jones?"
("Do You Exist, Mr. Jones?")
© Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
--/ cool sf story

"Temnota I Plesen"
("The Darkness And The Mold")
© 1959, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
--/ fourth place sf story
--/ wonder award

"Terminus"
(Pyrx the Pilot)
© 1959, Poland
Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1981
--/ third place space sf story
--/ adventure award
--/ style award


"The Test"
(Pyrx the Pilot)
(russ. "Ispytanie")
© 1959, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
Tales of Pirx the Pilot, 1981
also in - OMNI, 1979
The Cosmic Carnival of S. Lem (coll)
--/ third place space sf story
--/ adventure award
--/ style award


"Vozvraschenie So Zvezd" (nv)
(as "Return From The Stars", 1980)
© 1960, Poland
also in - OMMI, 1982 (part)
The Cosmic Carnival of S. Lem (coll)
--/ second place sf novel
--/ wonder award
--/ style award
--/ romance award
--/ emotion award


"Vtorzhenie"
("The Invasion")
© 1958, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
--/ cool sf story

"Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana"
("Invasion From Aldebaran")
© 1959, Poland
Vtorzhenie S Aldebarana, 1960
--/ cool sf story

"Vysoki Zamok" (nf)
("Highcastle: A Remembrance")
© 1979, Poland
--/ style award

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