Stanislaw Lem - Star Diaries
I wonder if somebody knows the "Star Diaries" from Stanislaw Lem, an author from Poland. His stories are taking place at the end of the 21st century when mankind is travelling in space using rockets, but still carry old problems like finding peace, ways to master large distances, cultural misunderstandings or forgotten consequences. They mainly consist of the 26 voyages of Ijon Tichy space pilot. Really worth to read!