Solaris (Paperback)

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IGNORE THE COVER OF THIS BOOK!!! It is absolutely fantastic--it just happens to have been made into a movie several times. Read the book first! Stanlislaw Lem is shelved in science fiction but would be found in European philosophical fantasy if we had such a section (or if any bookstore had such a section). Solaris is an excellent book that forces the reader to reassess what being human is. It also is a sharp critique of science and it’s a good yarn to boot. Deep and gripping at the same time.

— Andy

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156837507
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 1987
Pages: 216