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This edition published in by Harvest Books

Written in English

204 pages

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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Solaris: The Definitive Edition
November 22, 2014, Pro Auctore Wojciech Zemek
- The Definitive Edition
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Solaris
2003, Wydawnictwo Literackie
in Polish
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Solaris
March 2003, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish / español
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Solaris
February 3, 2003, Faber and Faber
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Solaris.
January 1, 2002, Heyne
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Solaris
2002, Minotauro
Paperback in Spanish / español - Second edition, first reprint
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Solaris
November 20, 2002, Harvest Books
in English
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Solaris: Roman
August 2002, Distribooks
Turtleback in German / Deutsch
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Solaris.
January 1, 1997, Claassen Verlag
Hardcover in German / Deutsch
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Solaris
December 1996, Faber & Faber
Hardcover in Spanish / español - New Ed edition
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1995
in Turkish
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1994, Wydawnictwo Literackie
in Polish
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Solaris
June 1993, Lightyear Press
Hardcover in English
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Solaris
1990, DTV
in German / Deutsch
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Soli͡aris ; Nepobedimyĭ ; Zvezdnye dnevniki Iĭona Tikhogo
1988, Izd-vo "Pravda"
in Russian / Русский язык
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Solaris
1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
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Solaris
1987, Harcourt Brace & Company
in English
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Solaris
1983, Volk und Welt
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Solaris
December 15, 1982, Berkley
in English
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Solaris
February 15, 1978, Berkley
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Solaris: rege ny
1977, Kriterion
in Hungarian
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Solaris
November 15, 1976, Berkley
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Solaris
1976, Wydawnictwo Literackie
in Polish - Wyd. 3.
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Solaris
1973, Arrow Books
in English
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Solaris
1973, Science Fiction Book Club
in English
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Solaris
1973, Arrow Books
in English
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1971, Berkley
in English - Berkley Medallion ed.
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Solaris
1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
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Solaris
1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
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Solaris
1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
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1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
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1970, Walker
in English
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1968, Wydawn. Literackie
in Polish - [Wyd. 2.]
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Solaris: roman
1966, Denoël
in French / français
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1962, Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej
in Polish - Wyd. 2.
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Publish date unknown, Berkley
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Publish date unknown, Europa-America
in English

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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.

Solaris

This edition published in by Harvest Books


First Sentence

"At 19.00 hours, ship's time, I made my way to the launching bay."

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Open Library
OL7365554M
Internet Archive
solaris00lems_0
ISBN 10
0156027607
ISBN 13
9780156027601
Library Thing
18415
Goodreads
95558

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