'First published in the United States of America in 1970 by the Walker Publishing Company, Inc.' stated on copyright page with a $4.95 list price on front dust jacket flap. Cover bright and sharp-Spine slightly faded spine. Very light edge wear to top of spine. Book has light foxing to bottom text. Boards clean and white. Pages clean and white-looks unread. Translated from a French translation by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. "this novel combines profound philosophical speculation with the structure of traditional action-adventure SF, embodied in a clear, vivid writing style." "A major work by any measure." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 3-115. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The first of Lemâ€™s novels to be published in americanca and still the best known. A scientist examining the ocean that covers the surface of the planet Solaris is forced to confront the incarnation of a painful, hitherto unconscious memory, inexplicably created by the ocean. An undisputed SF classic. Translated by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox.
From the Back Cover:
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.
Title: Solaris (First Edition)
Publication Date: 1970
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Walker and Co, New York, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. NOT ex library, but edges of dust cover are taped and spine is faded. Price intact, slightly soiled (ink?). Inside cover has paste-down bookplate. otherwise unmarked. Seller Inventory # 006148
Book Description Walker & Co. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0802755267 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POXM-0802755267
Book Description Walker & Co 1970-06, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: good. First Edition. 0802755267. Seller Inventory # 704274
Book Description Walker & Co, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0802755267
Book Description Walker & Co, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020802755267
Book Description Walker and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First U.S. Edition. Dust jacket art by Jack Gaughan. Translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. Afterword by Darko Suvin. Dust jacket has a bit of wear, chiefly at the head of the spine. Seller Inventory # 011652
Book Description Walker and Company, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First edition in English, first printing. Near Fine, in Near Fine dust jacket with price intact. Light foxing to end papers. Small black mark to spine. Boards show light browning and light wear at top edge. The dust jacket shows light foxing to verso, slight toning to spine and touches of rubbing at the extremities. A stunning example. Seller Inventory # 150925001