What is it about Stanislaw Lem that I love so much? He straddles that gap between fluid prose and stylised tale-telling. I love that. There is an experimental or unusual aspect to his writing, and he can change gears between more conventional tropes and the mechanics of fables at will. I love it. I aspire to this flexibility. I am far from this level of skill at this time, but having an aspiration and lots of personal practice is a good start.