The Fourteenth Voyage

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“What I had taken for a soft drink vending machine turned out to be the deputy chairman of the Rhohch delegation in full regalia”

I’m reading Stanisław Lem’s The Star Diaries at the moment – it’s so good. Mixing philosophy with humour and time / space travel, Lem is such an imaginative and inventive writer, and the Penguin Modern Classics edition includes some of his own illustrations, which have a similarly cheeky character to Spike Milligan’s drawings.

This is my interpretation of the Entropia terminal in The Fourteenth Voyage where our heroically naive protagonist Ijon Tichy unexpectedly has a “spare” made of himself in order to survive meteor showers.

 

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