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Solaris

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This edition was published in by Walker in New York.

Written in English

216 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
in English - The Definitive Edition
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Solaris
2011, impedimenta
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Solaris
2007, Mondadori
in Italian
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Solaris
Nov 01, 2006, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
in German / Deutsch
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Solaris
2005, Comunicación y Publicaciones
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Solaris
2005, Comunicación y Publicaciones
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Solaris
2003, Relume Dumará
Paperback in Portuguese - 1 edition
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Solaris
2003, Mladá fronta
Paperback in Czech
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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 in English - New Ed edition
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Solaris
August 2002, Distribooks Inc.
Paperback in French / français
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Solaris, 1961
2002, AST
Hardcover in Russian / Русский язык
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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 - First Harvest edition 1987
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Solaris
August 2002, Distribooks
Turtleback in German / Deutsch
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Solaris
Jun 29, 2001, Faber and Faber
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Solaris
Jun 03, 2001, Faber & Faber
paperback in English
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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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Solaris
1995
in Turkish
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Solaris
1994, Wydawnictwo Literackie
in Polish
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Solaris
June 1993, Lightyear Press
Hardcover in English
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Solaris
1990, DTV
Paperback 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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1983, Volk und Welt
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Solaris
1982, Iskry
paperback
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Solaris
December 15, 1982, Berkley
in English
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Solaris
February 15, 1978, Berkley
in English
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1977, Kriterion
in Hungarian
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November 15, 1976, Berkley
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Solaris
1976, Wydawnictwo Literackie
in Polish - Wyd. 3.
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Solaris: Roman
1975, Suhrkamp Verlag
Taschenbuch in German / Deutsch - Zweite Auflage, 13.-22. Tsd
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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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Solaris
1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
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Solaris
Jun 29, 1971, Faber and Faber
in English - 1st British Ed.
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Solaris
1971, Berkley Pub. Corp.
in English
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Solaris
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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Solaris
1970, Walker
in English
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Solaris
1970, Walker
in English
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Solaris: Niezwyciężony
1968, Wydawn. Literackie
in Polish - Wyd. 2.
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Solaris
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
in English
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Publish date unknown, Europa-America
in English

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Solaris

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

Solaris

This edition was published in by Walker in New York.


Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1961, 1970
Translation Of
Solaris

Classifications

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

Contributors

Afterword
Darko Suvin
Translator
Joanna Kilmartin
Translator
Steve Cox

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL5219384M
Internet Archive
solaris00stan_0
ISBN 10
0802755267
LC Control Number
75123267
Library Thing
18415
Goodreads
88322

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