The fans of science fiction know Stanislaw Lem as one of the best sci-fi authors. One of the world's most widely read science fiction writers. His works include: The Chain of Chance, One Human Minute, The Cyberiad and much, much more... Lem's books were translated into thirty six languages with over twenty seven million copies. Lem is best known to English readers for his 1961 novel Solaris, on which Russian film maker Andrei Tarkovsky based his 1971 film. He is a creator of the character of the Universe explorer Ioan Tihiy.
Wysoki Zamek (The High Castle) Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, 1966 Edited by: Andrzej Boguslawski.
An autobiographical novel (non-SF) finished in Zakopane in June 1965.
Translated by: M. Kandel as Highcastle; A Remembrance (San Diego & NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1995).
Contains: An anecdotal, analytical autobiography covering pre-WW 2 events (mostly the 1930s) in Lwów (then in Poland, now Lviv in Ukraine). The main subject are Lem's late childhood and his adolescence (high school years).
- Introduction (untitled),
- Seven unnamed chapters and
- Conclusion (also untitled).
List of Polish editions:
- by Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej in 1966 (1st ed.),
- by Czytelnik in Warszawa in 1968 (in series Glowy Wawelskie),
- by Wydawnictwo Literackie in Kraków in 1973,
- by Wydawnictwo Literackie in Kraków in 1975 (together with Wiersze mlodziencze) in series
Dziela Wybrane (1st ed. of Wysoki Zamek • Wiersze mlodziencze),
- by Wydawnictwo Literackie in Kraków in 1991 (together with Wiersze mlodziencze) - 2nd ed.
of Wysoki Zamek • Wiersze mlodziencze.
- by Wydawnictwo Literackie in Kraków in 2000 (in series Dziela Zebrane) with Jarzebski's afterword.