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Solaris

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Product description

Solaris is a 1961 science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem. This 1973 publication is the 1970 English translation by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. The illustrated covers have a few light marks and very slight edge bumping; the spine centre and edges have white crease lines where the book has been opened. Text block edges are tanned, as are the inside pages. Former owner's name and the date Sept. 1973 are inscribed on the front free end paper. The book is about the ultimate inadequacy of communication between human and non-human species. In probing and examining the oceanic surface of the planet Solaris from a hovering research station the human scientists are, in turn, being studied by the sentient planet itself, which probes for and examines the thoughts of the human beings who are analyzing it. Solaris has the ability to manifest their secret, guilty concerns in human form, for each scientist to personally confront. The protagonist, Dr. Kris Kelvin, is a psychologist recently arrived from Earth to the space station studying the planet Solaris. He was married to Rheya (Harey in the original Polish), who committed suicide when he abandoned their marriage. Her exact double is his visitor aboard the space station. A scarce early edition of a thought-provoking book which is viewed a classic, and was made into a feature film which starred George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.

Item details

Author(s):
Stanislaw Lem
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
11.1 cm x 18 cms
Edition:
1973
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099063808
ISBN-13:
9780099063803
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
Arrow Books
Title:
Solaris

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Solaris is a 1961 science fiction novel by Polish author Stanisław Lem. This 1973 publication is the 1970 English translation by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. The illustrated covers have a few light marks and very slight edge bumping; the spine centre and edges have white crease lines where the book has been opened. Text block edges are tanned, as are the inside pages. Former owner's name and the date Sept. 1973 are inscribed on the front free end paper. The book is about the ultimate inadequacy of communication between human and non-human species. In probing and examining the oceanic surface of the planet Solaris from a hovering research station the human scientists are, in turn, being studied by the sentient planet itself, which probes for and examines the thoughts of the human beings who are analyzing it. Solaris has the ability to manifest their secret, guilty concerns in human form, for each scientist to personally confront. The protagonist, Dr. Kris Kelvin, is a psychologist recently arrived from Earth to the space station studying the planet Solaris. He was married to Rheya (Harey in the original Polish), who committed suicide when he abandoned their marriage. Her exact double is his visitor aboard the space station. A scarce early edition of a thought-provoking book which is viewed a classic, and was made into a feature film which starred George Clooney and Natascha McElhone.

Author(s):
Stanislaw Lem
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
11.1 cm x 18 cms
Edition:
1973
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0099063808
ISBN-13:
9780099063803
Number of pages:
204
Publisher:
Arrow Books
Title:
Solaris

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