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Cover of: Solaris | Stanisław Lem
About the Book

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.

37 editions First published in 1962

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

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