Solaris / Stanislaw Lem ; translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox.
- ISBN: 0156027607
- ISBN: 9780156027601
- Physical Description: 204 pages ; 20 cm
- Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Co., , 1987.
- Copyright: ©1970
Contents / Notes
"A Harvest book."
This Mariner publication uses the title page and title page verso of the 1987 Harvest/Harcourt edition; "Mariner" imprinted on paperback spine only ; publishing date taken from publisher's website.
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The arrival -- The solarists -- The visitors -- Sartorius -- Rheya -- "The little apocrypha" -- The conference -- The monsters -- The liquid oxygen -- Conversation -- The thinkers -- The dreams -- Victory -- The old mimoid.
"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 hs 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?"--Back cover.
Translated from the French, which was translated from the original Polish.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York : Walker, 1970.
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