Author. A well regarded Polish science fiction writer, he was born in 1921 in Lwów, Poland (now Lviv, Ukraine). In 1946 he was "repatriated" from the territory annexed by the Soviet Union to Kraków. Some of his works (which have been translated into 41 languages and sold over 27 million copies) include "Solaris", "The Cyberiad", "Eden", "Hospital of the Transfiguration", "The Star Diaries/Memoirs of a Space Traveler", "The Futurological Congress", and "Tales of Pirx the Pilot/More Tales of Pirx the Pilot". He was awarded an honorary membership in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 1973.
Bio by: Kasia