Polish science fiction author Stanislaw Lem (1921 – 2006) — known for his sophisticated, philosophical stories and novels like Solaris — wrote the 9,500-word "The Truth" in 1964. For the first time, it's been translated into English and posted to The MIT Press Reader. "Lem's protagonist for this tale is a physicist now held in an asylum because of his belief in the consciousness of stars," says The Browser. "Branded a 'pyroparanoiac,' he contends that the Sun is a living being."
"The Truth' appears in the new anthology of Lem stories, The Truth and Other Stories, published by MIT Press.