I always say you cannot go wrong reading the work of Stanislaw Lem, and once again that statement was prove right. Lem is one of the few science fiction writers who manage to blend the genre into proper literature (for the upscale crowd) and tries to make it more than it should probably be, and still make it entertaining for everyone.
The Star Diaries are another in a series of Lem’s books about his eternal everyman Ijon Tichy. This book covers several strange, funny, and odd tales that were written by Lem over the years, and everyone is a real gem. The writing style, from the translation, is something many might find a tad stilted, but a reader gets used to that very quickly once they get to the payoff of the first story.