Translated by Steve Cox, Joanna Kilmartin

Who's testing whom? When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet, Kelvin learns, are plagued with their own repressed and newly corporeal memories. Scientists speculate that the Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, its purpose in doing so unknown.
The first of Lem's novels to be published in America and now considered a classic, Solaris raises a question: Can we truly understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?

Title Solaris
Author Stanislaw Lem
Translated by Steve Cox, Joanna Kilmartin
Publisher Mariner Books
Title First Published 20 November 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 204 p.
ISBN-10 0156027607
ISBN-13 9780156027601
Publication Date 20 November 2002
Main content page count 204
Weight 16 oz.

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