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Solaris

Lem, Stanisław (Book - 1987 )
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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.
Authors: Lem, Stanisław
Uniform Title: Solaris. English
Title: Solaris
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987
Characteristics: 204 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. Afterword by Darko Suvin
ISBN: 0156837501
9780156027601
0156027607
Branch Call Number: SF LEM
Subject Headings: Polish fiction 20th century Translations into English
Topical Term: Polish fiction
LCCN: 86031938
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The ocean on the planet Solaris may be a massive brain that creates memories, though its purpose in doing so is unknown, forcing scientists wonder if they can truly understand the universe without first understanding what lies within their hearts.


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