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Solaris

Lem, Stanislaw

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ISBN 10: 0802755267 / ISBN 13: 9780802755261
Published by Walker and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1970
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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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. Bookseller Inventory # 011652

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Title: Solaris

Publisher: Walker and Company, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1970

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First U.S. Edition

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The first of Lem’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.

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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.
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