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.... show more
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.
Publish date: May 15th 1987
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
I really liked the beginning and found it extra creepy. Once the situation became clearer, I liked some of the topical excursions, like the one into the development of the scientific field of Soleriana or the more philosophical aspects and others less, like the minute descriptions of certain phenome...
I read every word of the first half. Then I skim-read. Had trouble keeping focus.
An astronaut arrives on a distant planet...a very odd one, made entirely from a thick gelid ocean. Almost immediately, odd things start to happen... This was a tough and very dull book to wade through, as short as it was. The planet Solaris consists of a large sentient (or possibly not) ocean. For...
This is a perfect recording. First, an impeccable translation of a top science fiction classic. When I listened, I kept having to remind myself that this novel was first published in Polish in 1961! According to Wikipedia, this edition was rendered specifically for Audible through the estate of the ...
I've reviewed 3 stories by Stanisław Lem, Polish sf author. I've read them for the challenge of reading Polish literature... and because I decided "It's time" to read Lem at last. These stories are: Solaris Kongres Futurologiczny (The Futurological Congress) Maska (The Mask) The review is on m...