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Book Information: Solaris

Solaris (1961) [Novel]
by Stanislaw Lem Rating: Weighted - 7.8 / Average - 7.8 of 10 (33 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Who's testing whom? When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet, Kelvin learns, are plagued with their own repressed and newly corporeal memories. Scientists speculate that the Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, its purpose in doing so unknown. The first of Lem's novels to be published in America and now considered a classic, SOLARIS raises a question: Can we truly understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?

Original title: Solaris
Original languages: Polish

Quotes: 2 (show them)

Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventurePlanetary Exploration and Colonization

Edition #1: Solaris

Solaris (1970)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Joanna Kilmartin Steve Cox
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Solaris (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156027607
Pages: 204

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Solaris (1987)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156837501
Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.5
Pages: 204

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