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FREE DOWNLOAD Kongres futurologiczny 107 Ù [Reading] ➽ Kongres futurologiczny Author Stanisław Lem – Feedmarkformulate.co.uk Ijon Tichy is sent to the 8th World Futurological Congress by Prof Tarantoga The conference focuses on overpopulation It's held at the 164 storey Costa Rica Hilton in Nounas Absurdities abound with th Ijon Tichy iVictims are covered with tarps while guests do business The government bombs the hotel Tichy escapes to sewers where rats walk on hind legs He's evacuated by the military but the helicopter crashes He awakes in hospital finds his brain has been transplanted into an attractive young black woman Protesters attack the hospital Tichy is nearly killed again This time he wakes to find he's been transplanted into the body of a fat red haired man His state grows increasingly fragile He can't distinguish reality from hallucination The staff freeze him until a time when medicine can help He awakes in Tichy keeps a journal to chronicle his experience His future shock is so great that he finds he's being introduced to the world in small stages by the medical staff In this utopian society money is no object One can go to the bank reuest a sum borrow it interest free No effort is made to c. Join Ijon Tichy´s short trip to the unconventional group meeting therapy sessions called intergalactic politics The only ones coming close to Lem´s subtility and dark humor are Twain Capek and some others I am too procrastinating to remember their names excluding Clarke who was epic and philosophical but didn´t intend to reach the meta cynical level instead moving towards philosophical and even positive utopian visionsIf you like this one you will love The star Diaries by far Lem´s best and most important work because it owns and satirizes anything faith politics ideology science etc Its short stories open up so many ideas introspections speculations hypotheses and fantasy dreams by giving inspirations to expand these amazing ideas It seems as if Lem is unable to write a page without superbly dissing someone who truly deserves it constructing amazing settings allegories and deep thoughts making him an uncomparable marvel of sci if it´s most underrated and unknown geniusOf course it´s no easy walk to climb the rhetorical mountain Lem it´s a writing style without compromises to general storytelling conventions that´s what is anyway enabling these visions a normal novel couldn´t handle with such stylistic ingenuityIn contrast to The star diaries it´s a real novel that has and will inspire many authors who are dealing with conscience politics satire and sci fi themes because it has a density of action and plots that is amazing for such a short work Lem goes ironic fully automatic pun fire hopefully deactivating the filter bubble self deceit cognitive dissonance ignorance shields of as many readers as possible That´s especially important nowadays as many ideals of humanitarianism ethics and morals go missing in strengthening conservative and extreme tendencies with backlashes and stuff If people would get copies of master sarcasts instead of ideology fueled faith economic politics drivel into their hands at a young age they could grow to become the critical mind opened adults that are desperately needed to stop this lunacy Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue

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Ijon Tichy is sent to the th World Futurological Congress by Prof Tarantoga The conference focuses on overpopulation It's held at the storey Costa Rica Hilton in Nounas Absurdities abound with the Hilton's guaranteed Bomb free rooms the extravagance of the suite including a palm grove an 'all girl orchestra playing Bach while performing a cleverly choreographed striptease' The conference is absurd Papers are too numerous to allow full presentations They're distributed speakers call out paragraph numbers of the salient points Tichy drinks tap water an hallucinogenic trip begins Notably it never becomes or less absurd than the glimpse of reality presented at the outset Next day he learns the government has drugged the water supply with Love Thy Neighbor a drug causing helpless benevolence Events spiral out of control at the Hilton which is already so chaotic that charred bombing. Books are no longer read but eaten not made of paper but of some informational substance fully digestible sugar coated A few grams of dantine for instance and a man goes around with the deep conviction that he has written The Divine Comedy Stanislaw Lem The Futurological CongressA short novel narrated by cosmonaut Ijon Tichy a kind of futuristic Alexis de Tocueville who shares his travel report and diary beginning at a convention of world futurologists held at a space age hotel in Costa Rica where he has a room one hundred floors above the street Tichy is as clearheaded as Thomas Jefferson or Isaac Newton a well educated gentleman with an impeccable moral sense Too bad Tichy isn’t living in the eighteenth century age of reason rather than the twenty first century of the future where the entire world has gone mad on mass ingestion of every variety and kind of weird pills to alter mood and even weirder chemicals to twist bend rotate and transform the mind This was my very first Stanislaw Lem and it certainly will not be my last Did the author coat the corners of the book’s pages with hallucinogens for me to lick Sometimes as I turned the pages I thought such a practice would have been most appropriate In a similar spirit below are a batch of psychic hits eight strobe light flashes of what a reader will encounter with Lem's spectacular speculative loop the loop Kill the Pope At a hotel bar one where an all girl orchestra plays Bach while performing striptease to the rhythm of baroue music a burly bearded bloke sticks his double barreled rifle under cosmonaut Tichy’s nose and asks how he likes his papalshooter Big Beard then goes on to explain how he is flying to Rome to shoot the Pope what he terms “Operation P” in the spirit of Abraham and Isaac in reverse rather than father killing son he's son who will kill father And turns out this guy is a devout and loyal Catholic The sole reference to religion in the novel Thank the Lord – with devotion like this who needs fanaticsFuture Writers The hotel is also hosting a banuet for Liberated Literature where loudspeakers play “Now to make it in the arts publicize your private parts Critics say you can’t offend ‘em with your phallus or pudendum” And later on Tichy bumps into Harvy Simsworth a writer who turns fairy tales and classic literature into hardcore porno Ali Baba and the Forty Perverts King Leer what Snow White really did with the seven dwarfs what Jack really did with Jill Just in case anybody thinks our current day degenerate literature couldn’t get any debased and debauched Something in the Water Back in his hotel room Tichy's good mood begins to soar higher and higher by the minute Even though he cracks his head on the furniture the lights go out and he can’t get the telephone to work Ijon Tichy considers his hotel room one of the nicest in the world He could hug caress and kiss his worst enemies But when he laughs with uncontrollable hilarity with how “the butter might splutter and make the flame gutter” Ijon senses something is amiss Ah of course The glass of water he drank from the bathroom tap Our rational cosmonaut is given his first glimpse how those in power will attempt to manipulate and control the population – mind altering chemicals Japanese Proposal The futureologists are treated to Hayakawa’s plan for the house of the future eight hundred levels complete with schools shops theaters museums sports fields special gymnasiums for group sex catacombs for nonconformists rotating apartments to alleviate boredom recycled food such as artificial bananas gingerbread and shrimp made from well I’ll spare you Hayakawa’s detail Oh my goodness living in housing like this if you call this living no wonder people eagerly reach for mind expanding feel good drugs I think I’d do the same Kaboom A number of spectators in the upper seats listening to Hayakawa’s grand scheme evidently had a similar reaction someone hurled a Molotov cocktail into the hall Levelheaded Tichy flees to safety and reads the local newspaper the following day “I was amazed to find articles full of saccharine platitudes on the theme of the tender bonds of love as the surest guarantee of universal peace – right beside articles that were full of dire threats articles promising bloody repression or else an eually bloody insurrection” Our cosmonaut reasons that some journalists have been drinking the water and some not Pandemonium The violence escalates beyond the hotel The government acts uickly dropping LTN bombs on the undesirables The results are not as anticipated – LTN stands for Love Thy Neighbor and some of the bombs hit their own riot police Ijon Tichy witnesses “Before my eyes policemen tore the masks from their faces and shedding copious tears of remorse fell to their knees and begged the demonstrators for forgiveness pushing the billy clubs into their hands with fervent pleas to be severely beaten Escape All hell breaks loose and Ijon and several other futurologists seek refuge down in the city’s sewer system Among the many things they encounter are enormous sleek rats walking in single file on their hind legs Ijon pinches himself wondering if he is hallucinating Nope – all of what he is experiencing is as real as real Well maybe UtopiaDystopia After a seuence of rescues from the city sewer system and the rats after surgery and having been kept in deep freeze for years Ijon is defrosted and wakes up in 2038 Ah he can experience for himself humankind’s future New York City Ijon uickly discovers chemicals to induce artificial worlds psychems are all the rage how the city kids and teenagers are so considerate and sweet that’s certainly a switch the weather is determined by vote and how a plethora of words and expressions are new new new new threever pingle hemale placize cobnoddling snthy and dozens If you enjoy language and wordplay you will LOVE this Stanislaw Lem novel On second thought I think I’ll do a reread and lick the pages now and then I’d advise you do the same Thanks to Goodreads friend Manny Rayner for bring this stunning classic of science fiction to my attention Stanislaw Lem 1921 2006 Polish author of satirical essays and science fiction a writer with boundless imagination laser sharp mind lively sense of humor and an uncanny ability to play chess volleyball Russian roulette and hundreds of other games with language

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Kongres futurologicznyOllect as most take a drug that instills a sense of pride work ethic disallowing default There's bias against defrostees There are many words he doesn't understand The talk's a mishmash of words with clear English roots but he's mystified Like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep mood is regulated Whereas Dick's characters use machines to control their emotions Lem's use drugs He gets involved with a woman She takes recriminol to make her combative in arguments Following their break up Tichy becomes disillusioned with the 'psychem' mentality wherein drugs regulate waking moments He resolves to stop taking any drugs confides to his friend Dr Trottelreiner that he can't stand the world Trottelreiner explains that the everyday drugs he's tired of are only the tip of the iceberg Narcotics hallucinogens are trifles compared to 'mascons' powerful enough to mask whole swaths of realit. This outrageous and satisfying adventure of star voyager Ijon Tichy Stanislaw Lem’s galactic Gulliver is not strictly part of The Star Diaries at all for it shows us our hero Tichy in a terrestrial setting for a change in Nounas Costa Rica to be precise where he is an attendee of the Eighth World Futurological Congress This annual academic convention—which takes place in a hundred story luxury hotel divorced from the teeming country below that “boasts the highest rate of demographic growth in the world”—seeks solutions to the increasing problems of an overcrowded overpopulated civilization Lem paints a satiric picture of the academics—fecklessness self absorbed men with nothing but fantastical and improbable solution—and revels in the chaotic diversity of the conventioneers futurologist of course aging student protestors matchbook collectors and most diverting of all the professional pornographers It all seems like good harmless fun until local terrorists put something in the waterSoon Tichy and the reader embarks on a journey—both inward and outward—in which it is difficult to separate the hallucinatory from the sociological the surrealist fantasy from the satirical insight It would be unfair to give too much of the plot away but let’s just say that Lem anticipates The Matrix by at least a generation and when he does he refuses to hold anything backThis is a classic seminal science fiction novel And it's short too Everybody who cares about the genre—and our world—should read it