List of works by Stanisław Lem and their adaptations
This the list of works of Stanisław Lem and its adaptations. Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer, best known for his science fiction. His works were translated into 40 languages and over 30 mln. copies have been sold.
- Man From Mars, 1946. Short novel, originally published in a magazine serial form. In 2009 for the first time a long excerpt from Chapter 1 translated into English by Peter Swirski and published with permission of Lem's family in an online literary magazine Words Without Borders.
- Hospital of the Transfiguration (pl:Szpital Przemienienia, written 1948) – partly autobiographical novella about a doctor working in a Polish asylum during the nazi euthanasia program Action T4, published in expanded form in 1955 as Czas nieutracony: Szpital przemienienia. Translated into English by William Brand in 1988. Made in Poland into a film in 1979.
- The Astronauts (Astronauci, 1951) – Young-adult fiction sci-fi novel. In early 21st century, it is discovered that Tunguska meteorite was a crash of a reconnaissance ship from Venus, bound to invade the Earth. A spaceship sent to investigate finds that Venusians killed themselves in atomic war first. Made into a film in 1960.
- The Magellanic Cloud (Obłok Magellana, 1955, untranslated into English) - the first interstellar travel of mankind to the Alpha Centauri system
- Sezam (1955; Sesame) – Linked collection of short fiction, dealing with time machines used to clean up Earth's history in order to be accepted into intergalactic society. Not translated into English.
- Dzienniki gwiazdowe (1957, expanded until 1971) – Collection of short fiction dealing with the voyages of Ijon Tichy. Translated into English and expanded as The Star Diaries (1976, translated by Michael Kandel), later published in 2 volumes as Memoirs of a Space Traveller (1982, second volume translated by Joel Stern).
- The Invasion from Aldebaran (pl:Inwazja z Aldebarana, 1959) – Collection of science fiction stories.
- The Investigation (Śledztwo, 1959; trans. 1974 by Adele Milch) – philosophical mystery novel. The book was made into a short film of the same name by Marek Piestrak in 1973.
- Eden (1959) – Science fiction novel; after crashing their spaceship on the planet Eden, the crew discovers it is populated with an unusual society. Translated into English by Marc E. Heine as Eden (1989).
- Mortal Engines (pl:Bajki robotów,1961) – Also contains The Hunt from Tales of Pirx the Pilot.
- Return from the Stars (Powrót z gwiazd, 1961; trans. 1980 by Barbara Marszal and Frank Simpson) – SF novel. An astronaut returns to Earth after a 127 year mission.
- Solaris (1961) – SF novel. The crew of a space station is strangely influenced by the living ocean as they attempt communication with it. Translated into English from the French translation by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox in 1970. Made into two Russian films in 1968 and 1972, and an American film in 2002.
- Memoirs Found in a Bathtub (Pamiętnik znaleziony w wannie, 1961; trans. 1973) – Novel set in the distant future about a secret agent, whose mission is so secret that no one can tell him what it is.
- The Invincible (Niezwyciężony, 1964; translated by Wendayne Ackerman from the German translation 1973) – SF novel. The crew of a space cruiser searches for a disappeared ship on the planet Regis III, discovering swarms of insect-like micromachines.
- The Cyberiad (Cyberiada, 1965; trans. by Michael Kandel 1974) – collection of humorous stories about the exploits of Trurl and Klapaucius, "constructors" among robots. The stories of Douglas Adams have been compared to the Cyberiad.
- His Master's Voice (Głos pana,1968) – SF novel about the effort to translate an extraterrestrial transmission. Translated by Michael Kandel as His Master's Voice.
- Ze wspomnień Ijona Tichego; The Futurological Congress (Kongres futurologiczny, 1971) – An Ijon Tichy novella, published in the collection Bezsenność.
- Ze wspomnień Ijona Tichego; Professor A. Dońda (1971)
- A Perfect Vacuum (Doskonała próżnia, 1971) – Collection of reviews of fictional books. Translated into English by Michael Kandel.
- Opowieści o pilocie Pirxie (1973) – Collection of linked short fiction involving the career of Pirx. Translated into English in two volumes (Tales of Pirx the Pilot and More Tales of Pirx the Pilot)
- Imaginary Magnitude (pl:Wielkość urojona, 1973) – Collection of introductions to nonexistent books. Also includes Golem XIV, a lengthy essay/short story on the nature of intelligence delivered by an eponymous US military computer. In the personality of Golem XIV, Lem with a great amount of humor describes an ideal of his own mind. Spanish edition: Magnitud imaginaria by Editorial Impedimenta Madrid, 2010.
- Katar (The Cold, 1975) – borderline SF novel. A former US astronaut is sent to Italy to investigate a series of mysterious deaths. Translated as The Chain of Chance.
- Golem XIV (1981) – Expansion of an essay/story from Wielkość urojona.
- Observation on the Spot (pl:Wizja lokalna, 1982) – Ijon Tichy novel about the planet Entia. Not translated into English.
- Fiasco (Fiasko, 1986, trans. 1987) – SF novel concerning an expedition to communicate with an alien civilization that devolves into a major fiasco.
- Library of 21st century (Biblioteka XXI wieku, 1986) – 3 more fictional reviews; translated as One Human Minute
- Peace on Earth (Pokój na Ziemi, 1987; transl. 1994) – Ijon Tichy novel. A callotomised Tichy returns to Earth, trying to reconstruct the events of his recent visit to the Moon.
- The Riddle (Zagadka, 1996) – Short stories collection. Not translated into English.
- The Fantastical Lem (Fantastyczny Lem, 2001) – Short stories collection. Not translated into English.
Unless noted, not translated into English
- Dialogi (Dialogs 1957) - Non-fiction work of philosophy. Translated into English by Frank Prengel as Dialogs.
- Wejście na orbitę (Going into Orbit, 1962)
- Summa Technologiae (1964) - Philosophical essay. Partially translated into English.
- Filozofia Przypadku (Philosophy of Coincidence or The Philosophy of Chance, 1968) - Nonfiction
- Fantastyka i futurologia (Fantasy and Futurology 1970) - Critiques on science fiction. Some parts were translated into English in the magazine Science Fiction Studies in 1973-1975, selected material was translated in the single volume Microworlds (New York, 1986). Includes two important essays on Philip K. Dick.
- Conversations with Stanisław Lem, (pl:Rozmowy ze Stanisławem Lemem, Stanisław Beres, Wydawnictwo Literackie Kraków, 1987, ISBN 83-08-01656-1)
- Rozprawy i szkice (Essays and drafts, 1974) - collection of essays on science, science fiction, and literature in general
- Wysoki zamek (1975) - Autobiography of Lem's childhood before World War II. Translated into English as Highcastle: A Remembrance.
- Rozprawy i szkice (1975) - Essays and sketches
- Lube czasy (Pleasant Times, 1995)
- Dziury w całym (Looking for Problems, 1995)
- Tajemnica chińskiego pokoju (Mystery of the Chinese Room, 1996) - Collection of essays on the impact of technology on everyday life.
- Sex Wars (1996) - essays
- Dyskusje ze Stanisławem Lemem M. Szpakowska, Discussions with Stanisław Lem, Warszawa 1996
- Bomba megabitowa (The Megabit Bomb, 1999) - Collection of essays about the potential downside of technology, including terrorism and artificial intelligence.
- World on the Brink (pl:Świat na krawędzi, 2000) interviews of Tomasz Fiałkowski with Lem
- Okamgnienie (A Blink of an Eye, 2000) – Collection of essays on technological progress since the publication of Summa Technologiae
- Thus Spoke... Lem (pl:Tako rzecze... Lem, 2002) - Interviews with Lem.
- Mój pogląd na literaturę (My View of Literature, 2003)
- Krótkie zwarcia (Short Circuits, 2004) - Essays
- Lata czterdzieste. Dyktanda. (The 40s, 2005) - Lem's works from the 1940s
- Rasa drapieżców. Teksty ostatnie (The Predator Race 2006) - the last book of Stanislaw Lem contains actual feuilletons about art, politic and social problems from Polish press "Tygodnik Powszechny".
- Der Schweigende Stern (literally The Silent Star, shown in USA as First Spaceship on Venus, German Democratic Republic – Poland 1960), loosely based on The Astronauts
- Profesor Zazul, Poland 1962, directed by Marek Nowicki and Jerzy Stawicki.
- Przekładaniec (Layer Cake/Roly Poly, 1968, by Andrzej Wajda)
- Ikarie XB-1 (in USA as White Planet or Voyage to the End of the Universe, Czechoslovakia 1963)  – loosely based on The Magellanic Cloud, uncredited
- Solaris (Соля́рис 1968) - by Boris Nirenburg (USSR). TV film based on the novel Solaris
- Solaris (1972, by Andrei Tarkovsky)
- Pirx kalandjai (1973, Hungarian TV)
- Test pilota Pirxa or Дознание пилота Пиркса (from Pirx story "The Inquest", joint Soviet (Ukrainian-Estonian)-Polish production 1978, directed by Marek Piestrak)
- Szpital przemienienia (Hospital of the Transfiguration, 1979, by Edward Zebrowski)
- Victim of the Brain (1988, by Piet Hoenderdos) includes adaptation of "The Seventh Sally"
- Marianengraben (1994, directed by Achim Bornhak, written by Lem and Mathias Dinter)
- Solaris (2002, by Steven Soderbergh)
- Ijon Tichy: Raumpilot (2007), German TV (ZDF) miniseries, 6 episodes, directed by Oliver Jahn, after his student's film from 1998.
- Solaris (Соларис, 2007), Multimedia project (video, music, dance and text) by Zlatko Slavenski
- 1 (2008, by Pater Sparrow)
- Solaris 29 July 2007, BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial radio play adaptation, 2 one-hour episodes, adapted by Hattie Naylor, produced by Polly Thomas.
- Thirty-Minute Theatre: Roly Poly (1969) - by Michael Hart (Great Britain), scenario of one part was based on the story "Do you exist Mr Jones?"
- Maska ("The Mask", 2010), directed by the Brothers Quay
- The Congress (due for release 2013), directed by Ari Folman
- The Cyberiad (1970; 2nd version 1985), an opera by Krzysztof Meyer; broadcast by Polish Television (1st act, 1971), staged in Wuppertal (Germany) (1986)
- Solaris (2010-2012) (2012), an opera by Detlev Glanert, libretto by Reinhard Palm, staged in Bregenz (Germany) (2012)
- Texts by Lem were set to music by Esa-Pekka Salonen in his 1982 piece, Floof.
- "FAQ at Lem's website". Archived from the original on 2011-08-23. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
- "Man from Mars", an excerpt (English)
- Hospital of the Transfiguration at the Internet Movie Database
- The Astronauts at the Internet Movie Database
- Polish Studies Center
- Vitrifax: On Stanislaw Lem - The Cyberiad
- Profesor Zazul at the Internet Movie Database
- Przekładaniec (Roly Poly or Layer Cake) at the Internet Movie Database
- Ikarie XB 1 (1963)
- Pirx Kalandjai at the Internet Movie Database
- "Die Preisträger des IKFF 1999" (in German). KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
- About show Thirty-Minute Theatre on TV.com
- Fischer, Russ (10 January 2011). "Watch the trailer for Maska, in which the Brothers Quay adapt Stanislaw Lem". /Film. Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- The Congress at the Internet Movie Database
- Detlev Glanert - Solaris - Opera