When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others suffer from the same affliction and speculation rises among scientists that the Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates incarnate memories, but its purpose in doing so remains a mystery . . .Solaris raises a question that has been at the heart of human experience and literature for centuries: can we truly understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?
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A fantastic book. Steven Soderbergh
When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds himself confronting a painful memory embodied in the physical likeness of a past lover. Kelvin learns that he is not alone in this and that other crews examining the planet are plagued with their own repressed and newly real memories. Could it be, as Solaris scientists speculate, that the ocean may be a massive neural center creating these memories, for a reason no one can identify?
Long considered a classic, Solaris asks the question: Can we understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?
A novel that makes you reevaluate the nature of intelligence itself. Anne McCaffrey
Stanislaw Lem (1921 2006) is the author of many works bearing the broad label of science fiction and others ranging in genre and style from satire to philosophy. Lem s books have been translated into forty-one languages and have sold over forty-five million copies.
Born in 1921 in Lvov, Poland, Stanislaw Lem is the prolific and versatile author of novels, short stories, literary criticism, philosophy, parodies and screenplays. Lem is the recipient of many literary awards, most notably the State Prize for Literature in Poland (1976) and the Austrian State Award for European Literature (1985).
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Descripción Faber and Faber, 1971. Estado de conservación: Good. First U.K. Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP96739866
Descripción London, UK: Faber and Faber, 1971, 1st UK Edition, First Printing, London, England, 1971. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Good (see description). Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good (see description). Gertrude Hermes cover Design Ilustrador. First Edition. -----------hardcover, a solid Good exlibrary copy, ink numbers and small doodle on front blank endpaper, small patch of paper residue on front blank endpaper, small sticker pulls on verso of boards from an old dustjacket protector, tape marks on boards, no library stamps internally, no library stickers on the dustjacket, presents quite well especially with the quite nice Good to Very Good dustjacket in a hi-quality mylar protector, some short tears and small chips, a nice copy, this contains an afterword by Darko Suvin, SOLARIS has been filmed three times, once as SOLYARIS (1968 - Soviet TV movie), as Solaris ( 1972 - Soviet TV Movie ), and as Solaris ( 2002 with George Clooney, directed by Steven Soderbergh ), any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Nº de ref. de la librería 154757
Descripción Faber and Faber, 1971. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Very Good +. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good +. First Thus. Please email us if you would like further information or if you would like us to send you a picture of the book. Thanks for looking! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 214522