More Needles in the Camel's Eye
Lem singled out only one American SF writer for praise, Philip K. Dick—see the 1986 English-language anthology of his critical essays, Microworlds. Dick, however, perhaps due to his mental illness, believed that Stanisław Lem was a false name used by a composite committee operating on orders of the Communist party to gain control over public opinion, and wrote a letter to the FBI to that effect.
Tree Pangolin
“Cerberus guarding the entrance to the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm”

Cerberus guarding the entrance to the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm”

The identification between the Qilin and the giraffe is supported by some attributes of the Qilin, including its vegetarian and quiet nature. Its reputed ability to “walk on grass without disturbing it” may be related to the giraffe’s long, thin legs. Also the Qilin is described as having antlers like a deer and scales like a dragon or fish; since the giraffe has horn-like “ossicones" on its head and a tessellated coat pattern that looks like scales it is easy to draw an analogy between the two creatures. The identification of Qilin with giraffes has had lasting influence: even today, the same word is used for the mythical animal and the giraffe in both Korean and Japanese.”

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Wikipedia Trawling for “Research” Vol. 2
“Kikimora is a legendary creature, a female house spirit in Slavic mythology… When she inhabits a house, she lives behind the stove or in the cellar.”
(Image: 1934 Illustration by Ivan Bilibin)
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