“The Man from Mars,” the very first novel by Lem, had been forgotten for years. It tells a story of „the war of the worlds” - a group of people concealed in a laboratory fights a cyborg from Mars. On the engineering, technological and literary level this story has a lot in common with the classics of the genre (i.e. H.G. Wells). The book is a great reading. Inquiring readers will notice topics preset in Lem's later, more mature works.