Solaris

Solaris

Book - 1973
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A psychologist arrives at a research space station called Prometheus, his mission to ascertain whether research into the mysterious planet of Solaris should be terminated. He finds Prometheus all but deserted, its straggling crew seemingly haunted by hallucinations of figures from their pasts.
Publisher: Newton Abbott : Science Fiction Book Club, 1973, c1961.
ISBN: 9780571219728
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,22 cm.

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TheSandoz
Sep 15, 2017

Beautiful, strange, thought-provoking book, a classic that lives up to its billing.

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sat7
Aug 12, 2017

Excellent SciFi. A well paced novel set in unusual circumstance. Good read -

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lalunaunita
Feb 16, 2017

This is a beautiful, quiet masterpiece. While the setting is science-fiction, the story is about the nature of love, memory, desire, and what makes us human. This small book deserves a slow read and full attention. Before turning it back in, I re-read the last chapter and was very grateful I did. Beyond the author's ability to draw out and explore the universal experience of being human against a backdrop of surreal and fantastic events, the (translated) prose digs deep and commands admiration itself. May we all live in the hope of cruel miracles.

You won't be able to shake off that feeling of the ocean as one great big sentient entity; your beach days will likely never be the same again after reading this book.

theorbys Oct 01, 2015

Lem's hauniting masterpiece is one of those science fiction novels which transcend their genre to become literature.

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1aa
May 27, 2015

A bit odd for my taste, but the allegorical structures and exploration of ideas thereby is entertaining and interesting.

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unicornbones123
Mar 06, 2011

one of the best,classic,SciFi novels

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