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Sci-fi / Fantasy books in Polish?


Beki 1 | -
16 Jun 2010 #1
Hi,

Does anyone know where I can buy popular sci-fi/fantasy books in Polish (suitable for a 16 year old)? He has already got the first Harry Potter book but I promised I would find him some more :o)

Thanks,

Beki x
skysoulmate 14 | 1,297
16 Jun 2010 #2
Never read his books in Polish but Solaris by Stanisław Lem is a must for any sci-fi afficianado. Coincidently I read it as a 15 year old ...in Swedish lol

Not sure if the website is what you're looking for but they have many books in Polish...

polonia.com
Ironside 49 | 10,367
16 Jun 2010 #3
where I can buy popular sci-fi/fantasy books in Polish

Why books to be written in Polish?
Miguel Colombia - | 351
16 Jun 2010 #4
Lol no one understand Sci-fi literature. Not even in English..much less in Polish.
frd 7 | 1,399
16 Jun 2010 #5
Lem is a well known hard science author - if he wants something lighter and maybe more heroic I'd suggest reading Jarosław Grzędowicz although his works might be a bit more adult aimed.. ( there's sex and violance in his books ). Marek Dukaj is a great hard science-fiction author especially "Księga pieśni"... as for something easier to read I'd suggest Maja Lidia-Kossakowska for instance "Siewca Wiatru"...

still those books are pretty violent.. except probably for Lem on the other hand Lems books tend to be more complicated and have hidden references mainly to communism.

I can't recall of any author that writes things similar to Harry Potter - that is youth literature. Most science fiction and fantasy authors write for adults, there's violance and sex in their books gonna be hard to find something similar to HP. On the other hand I did read Wiedźmin by Sapkowski when I was around 16, the book was really gory and had a lot of sexual stuff in it...
Wiedzmin_fan - | 79
19 Jun 2010 #6
Wiedźmin by Sapkowski

I second this recommendation! It's not too bad, considering other stuff that's available. There's also a TV series.
Des Essientes 7 | 1,291
19 Jun 2010 #7
Not all of Stanisław Lem's book's are so called "hard" science fiction. His book entitled 'His Master's Voice' is quite challenging, but he also has more accessible novels such as 'The Cyberiad', and my personal favorite 'Return From the Stars'. I recommend you purchase the latter for your son. Besides which at 16 he is too old to be reading the childish Harry Potter series. Harry Potter is an exercise in Anglo wimpiness. As a Pole I'm sure you want your son to be better than that. The 'Futurological Congress' is also a great read, and although it concerns drug induced hallucinations, I know as a Polish-American that our people's ability to thrive on strong inebriants is much greater than most others. Your son should read Stanisław Lem!
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
19 Jun 2010 #8
Your son should read Stanisław Lem!

I second that. My son read literally all of Lem one summer when he was bored. He borrowed the books from the local library and lived, slept, and ate amongst them ;-) He was about 12-13 at the time, and thoroughly enjoyed the read :-)
frd 7 | 1,399
19 Jun 2010 #9
too old to be reading the childish Harry Potter series.

I was 23 or something like that when I read Harry Potter and I still think it's a very good read, it's not the top of the literature writing art - but it is so good to read, an easy relaxing jorney with adventures and such. I liked despite reading lots of more serious books don't simplify Harry, it's a good book for every age : )

For Lem I'd probably suggest reading "Opowieści o Pilocie Pirxie", one of the more youth aimed books by Lem..
jwojcie 2 | 763
19 Jun 2010 #10
Try here: empik.com, merlin.pl and kind of polish ebay: allegro.pl

PS. For 16 years old Wiedźmin Saga by Sapkowski would be great...
Lem of course is the best polish sci-fi writer of all times but some of his books could be intellectually challenging (but it is good thing, isn't it? :-) )
gumishu 11 | 5,241
20 Jan 2013 #11
I would recommend "Last wish" by Andrzej Sapkowski

oh I have noticed jwojcie post too late
kondzior 10 | 1,025
20 Jan 2013 #12
"Gamedec" series by Marcin Przybylek is rather light-harted and funy SF/Cyberpunk.
Or "Nocarz" trilogy (about vampiers in Polish special forces) by Magdalena Kozak.
Jackek Dukaj is considered the successor of Stanisla Lem, by he may be too difficult for 16 y.o. Maybe he could try out his "Irrehare" though.


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