Cover of: Solaris by Stanisław Lem
An edition of Solaris (1962)

Solaris

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An edition of Solaris (1962)

Solaris

  • 4.18 ·
  • 11 Ratings
  • 105 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading
  • 26 Have read
Publish Date
Language
German
Pages
282

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The cult-classic by Stanislaw Lem that spawned the movie is now available for your Kindle! Until now the only English edition was a 1970 version, which was translated from French and which Lem himself described as a "poor translation." This wonderful new English translation (by Bill Johnston) of Lem's classic Solaris is a must-have for fans of Lem's classic novel.

Telling of humanity's encounter with an alien intelligence on the planet Solaris, the 1961 novel is a cult classic, exploring the ultimate futility of attempting to communicate with extra-terrestrial life.

When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds 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. The Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, though its purpose in doing so is unknown, forcing the scientists to shift the focus of their quest and wonder if they can truly understand the universe without first understanding what lies within their hearts.

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Edition Availability
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Solaris
2007, Mondadori
in Italian
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Solaris
Nov 01, 2006, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
in German
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Solaris
2005, Comunicación y Publicaciones
in English
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Solaris
March 2003, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish
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Solaris
November 20, 2002, Harvest Books
in English - First Harvest edition 1987
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Solaris
1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
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Solaris
1977, Kriterion
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Solaris
December, 1971, Berkley Publishing Corporation
in English
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
1970, Walker
in English

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Open Library
OL27048887M
ISBN 10
3548606113
ISBN 13
9783548606118

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