A fantastic book. Steven Soderbergh
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 he 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?
A novel that makes you reevaluate the nature of intelligence itself. Anne McCaffrey
Stanislaw Lem (1921 2006) is the author of many works bearing the broad label of science fiction and others ranging in genre and style from satire to philosophy. Lem s books have been translated into forty-one languages and have sold over forty-five million copies.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Mary_Overton - LibraryThing
Solaris ranks among the most difficult books I have ever read. And I don’t know why, other than to suggest it is so full of content, subtext, meaning, metaphor … whatever you call the powerful stuff ... Read full review
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You would never know that this was written in 1961 Poland, it holds up so well. A haunting story of what its like to try to understand a truly alien intelligence and more importantly how a small group ... Read full review
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