Solaris

By Stanislaw Lem; Joanna Kilmartin (Translator); Steve Cox (Translator)
Mariner Books, Paperback, 9780156027601, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 2002

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A classic work of science fiction by renowned Polish novelist and satirist Stanislaw Lem

When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds 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. The Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates these incarnate memories, though its purpose in doing so is unknown, forcing the scientists to shift the focus of their quest and wonder if they can truly understand the universe without first understanding what lies within their hearts.




About the Author
Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. Winner of the Kafka Prize, he is a contributor to many magazines, including the New Yorker, and he is the author of numerous works, including Solaris.Steve Cox began his career working in design and character merchandising, eventually handling all the licensing and product design for Count Duckula, one of the most popular animation series on Thames TV in England. However, he decided to return to art, and has since illustrated hundreds of children's books, including complex pop-ups. Cox's first picture book was Pigs Might Fly for which he won a Red House Children's Book Award. His other books include The Diary of a Killer Cat and Ants in my Pants as well as many others.
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