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"SARDONC...lNSlGHTFUL". AMAZING!" -THEODORE STURGEON A SENTIENT OCEAN was the ruling intelligence of Solaris. Its vast mind and enigmatic personality exerted a powerful force on those humans who contacted it. And to Kris Kelvin, a galactic researcher from Earth, it had presented a strange and awesome gift... "His imagination is so powerful and pure that no matter what world he creates it is immediately convincing... A VIRTUOSO STORYTELLER." -THE NEW YORK TIMES
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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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Book Description Berkley, 1971. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0425039072
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0425039072