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Desc:The Quay Brothers animate a Stanislaw Lem short story.
Category:Arts, Cartoons & Animation
Tags:Brothers Quay, stop-motion, stanislaw lem, quay brothers
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SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-04-27
I'll five-star it for Stanislaw Lem being one of the early sci-fi "greats," BUT...

I couldn't read his stuff with a gallon of Adderall and a caffeine drip. I tried several times to give his Lensman series a try (based on recommendations from others), but he seems to be one of those authors that you can only slog through if you have a taste (immunity?) for dense, info-dump prose with not a whole lot of stuff happening. It's like Tolkien, but sci-fi.
Merzbau - 2014-04-27
Lensman isn't Lem, though, it's Doc Smith. If you haven't tried any Lem yet, he has some brilliant short-story collections that move quickly (Cyberiad and Mortal Engines, which includes the story Maska is based on), some Borges-esque work (my personal favorite, including Imaginary Magnitude and A Perfect Vacuum) and maybe his best-regarded novel, The Futurological Congress. It's good stuff.

Pillager - 2014-04-28
Read Solaris & Fiasco. They will draw you in like no other.

Binro the Heretic - 2014-04-27
Well, that was horrifying and heartbreaking.
Old_Zircon - 2014-04-27
Love these guys.
memedumpster - 2014-04-27
Absolutely wonderful.
StanleyPain - 2014-04-28
It's been awhile since I've seen anything the Quays have done. Incredible.
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