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Cover of: Solaris by Stanisław Lem
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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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37 editions First published in 1962

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Publish date unknown, Berkley
Solaris
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Publish date unknown, Europa-America
Solaris.
in English
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1962, Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej
Solaris
in Polish - Wyd. 2.
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1966, Denoël
Solaris
in French
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1968, Wydawn. Literackie
Solaris =
in Polish - [Wyd. 2.]
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1970, Walker
Solaris.
in English
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1970, Walker
Solaris.
in English
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1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
Solaris.
in English
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1971, Berkley
Solaris
in English - Berkley Medallion ed.
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1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
Solaris
in English
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1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
Solaris
in English
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1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
Solaris
in English
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1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
Solaris
in English
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1973, Arrow Books
Solaris
in English
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1973, Science Fiction Book Club
Solaris
in English
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1973, Arrow Books
Solaris
in English
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November 15, 1976, Berkley
Solaris
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1976, Wydawnictwo Literackie
Solaris
in Polish - Wyd. 3.
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February 15, 1978, Berkley
Solaris
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December 15, 1982, Berkley
Solaris
in English
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1983, Volk und Welt
Solaris
Paperback in German
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1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Solaris
in English - 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
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1987, Harcourt Brace & Company
Solaris
in English
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1990, DTV
Solaris
in German
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June 1993, Lightyear Press
Solaris
Hardcover in English
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1994, Wydawnictwo Literackie
Solaris.
in Polish
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1995
Solaris.
in Turkish
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December 1996, Faber & Faber
Solaris
Hardcover in Spanish - New Ed edition
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January 1, 1997, Claassen Verlag
Solaris.
Hardcover in German
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January 1, 2002, Heyne
Solaris.
Paperback in German
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2002, Minotauro
Solaris
Paperback in Spanish - Second edition, first reprint
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November 20, 2002, Harvest Books
Solaris
in English
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August 2002, Distribooks
Solaris
Turtleback in German
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2003, Wydawnictwo Literackie
Solaris
in Polish
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March 2003, Minotauro
Solaris
Hardcover in Spanish
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February 3, 2003, Faber and Faber
Solaris
Paperback - New Ed edition

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