Stanislaw Lem

October 23rd, 2007 | researchmaterial

Quoted in an excellent article by Paul Di Filippo:

So what if my books were translated into forty languages and the total print-run reached 27 million copies? They will all vanish, since streams of new books are flooding everything, washing down what had been written earlier. Today a book in a bookstore does not even have the time to gather some dust.

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