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10 Riveting Facts About Stanislaw Lem

The late writer Stanislaw Lem lived a fascinating life, and left behind an influential legacy. 

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1. When he was young, he planned to go into medicine. 

2. He loved cars!

3. Lem sent his protagonists on great adventures. 

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4. Lem had a big sweet tooth. 

5. Lem was an atheist, and was wary of humanity's relationship to technology. 

6. He was a polyglot.

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7. He didn't consider himself a science fiction writer. 

8. He was critical of his book Eden.

9. He dreaded movie adaptations!

10. Lem predicted the future!