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An edition of Solaris (1962)

Solaris

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Language
English
Pages
223

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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
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
2007, Mondadori
in Italian
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Solaris
2005, Comunicación y Publicaciones
in English
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Solaris
March 2003, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish / español
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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
in Hungarian
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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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New York, NY, USA

First Sentence

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

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Arrival 7
Chapter 2 The Solarists 18
Chapter 3 The Visitors 36
Chapter 4 Sartorius 45
Chapter 5 Rheya 60
Chapter 6 "The Little Apocrypha" 75
Chapter 7 The Conference 99
Chapter 8 The Monsters 115
Chapter 9 The Liquid Oxygen 140
Chapter 10 Conversation 155
Chapter 11 The Thinkers 166
Chapter 12 The Dreams 184
Chapter 13 Victory 194
Chapter 14 The Old Mimoid 202
Afterword The Open-Ended Parables of Stanislaw Lem and Solaris, by Darko Survin 212

Edition Notes

Series
Berkley Medallion Books
Copyright Date
1970
Translation Of
Solaris
Translated From
French / français

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
891.8/5/37
Library of Congress
PZ4.L537, PG7158.L39

Contributors

Translator
Joanna Kilmartin
Translator
Steve Cox
Afterword
Darko Suvin

The Physical Object

Pagination
223 p. ;
Number of pages
223

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24830232M
Internet Archive
solaris00lems
ISBN 10
0425033805, 0425049884
ISBN 13
9780425033807, 9780425049884
OCLC/WorldCat
2710066

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