An edition of Solaris (1962)

Solaris

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An edition of Solaris (1962)

Solaris

  • 4.29 ·
  • 17 Ratings
  • 215 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading
  • 51 Have read

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.

Publish Date
Language
English
Pages
223

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Previews available in: Italian English Spanish Hungarian

Edition Availability
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
2007, Mondadori
in Italian
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
2005, Comunicación y Publicaciones
in English
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
March 2003, Minotauro
Hardcover in Spanish
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
November 20, 2002, Harvest Books
in English - First Harvest edition 1987
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
in English - 1st Harvest/HBJ ed.
Cover of: Solaris
Solaris
1977, Kriterion
Cover of: Solaris
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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Book Details


Published in

New York, NY, USA

First Sentence

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

Edition Notes

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

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

Excerpts

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