I hadn’t realized how indifferent we’ve become to the extraordinary nowadays. "The Investigation"
Civilized people use good manners not so much out of politeness but for the sake of simple, comfortable coexistence. "The Investigation"
In dealing with cosmogony, astrophysics proceeds like a detective gathering circumstantial evidence. "One Human Minute"
Lightning-fast systems made lightning-fast mistakes. "One Human Minute"
The safest way to conceal a remarkable idea – every word of it true – was to publish it as science fiction. "One Human Minute"
I Lem's Law: No one reads; if someone does read, he doesn't understand; if he understands, he immediately forgets. "One Human Minute"
Nothing excites publishers and authors today more than a book no one has to read but everyone needs to have. "One Human Minute"