A scholar talks about why Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem was so well-received in the Soviet Union – and why he continues to be popular in Russia to this day.
Here is an old tale that is part of the Zen tradition. The parable became extremely popular in Japan, from where it reached the West in the 20th century.
In 1704, Alexander Selkirk found himself exiled on the island of Más a Tierra, next to South America. Our author channels Selkirk’s voice to recount his seafaring life.
Kazuo Ishiguro, Nobel laureate in Literature, talks about his latest novel “Klara and the Sun”, and what advances in technology might mean for humanity.
An old legend about a knight and a blacksmith, told as a short fairy tale by a much-loved Polish children’s author.
The pandemic has been difficult for many, especially when marital problems arise. A writer retells the story of one of his friends.
One of our authors imagines the encounters of various Swedes – and a Pole! – with a mythical imp known as Pukke.
As the pandemic continues, one of our contributors imagines a future in which social isolation, lockdown and climate change have all become the new normal.
In this short story from Paweł Huelle’s “Talita”, a Jewish man with a beautiful voice takes a walk along the riverside on a sunny day in Poland.
A short story set in 2040, when due to global warming Iceland’s climate becomes vastly colder and harsher. A biology teacher disappears during a school trip and her daughter starts to search for her.
Pierwszy odcinek nowej powieści Stanisława Lema opowiadającej o pierwszej wyprawie poza nasz układ słoneczny, która odbywa się jedenaście wieków później, w roku 3123.