Dr. Piotr Przytuła, a researcher at the Department of Polish Literature at the University of Warmia and Mazury, decided to create the sets to help younger people learn about the author.
Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
Thirteen years after his death, Stanisław Lem is one of the most successful Science Fiction authors in history, with his books being translated into over 40 languages and more than 45 million copies worldwide.
A Canadian literary critic featured in Canada’s Who’s Who and Amazon's Number 1 Bestseller list, Professor Peter Swirski is the leading scholar on Stanisław Lem