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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date November 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780156027601
ISBN-10 0156027607
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Upon landing at an interplanetary station, Kris Kelvin discovers that an advanced power has taken over.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

“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



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780802755261
 
from Lightyear Pr (June 1, 1993)
9780899683515 | details & prices | List price $18.95
from Walker & Co (June 1, 1970)
9780802755261 | details & prices | List price $4.95
About: 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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780156027601 Book cover for 9780156837507 Book cover for 9780425049884 Book cover for 9780571219728 Book cover for 9782070422395 Book cover for 9788445072172
 
from Distribooks Inc (March 1, 2003)
9788445072172 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $20.95
New edition from Gardners Books (February 3, 2003)
9780571219728 | details & prices | 224 pages | 4.75 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.75
About: 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.
The price comparison is for this edition
With Steve Cox, Joanna Kilmartin | from Mariner Books (November 1, 2002)
9780156027601 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Upon landing at an interplanetary station, Kris Kelvin discovers that an advanced power has taken over.
from Distribooks Inc (August 1, 2002)
9782070422395 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $19.95
About: The first of Lem’s novels to be published in americanca and still the best known.
With Robert A. Schwartz (other contributor), Antoinette Colaninno (other contributor), John Aidan Byrne (other contributor) | Reissue edition from Harvest Books (May 1, 1987)
9780156837507 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.00
This edition also contains Volatility: Risk and Uncertainty in Financial Markets
About: Upon landing at an interplanetary station, Kris Kelvin discovers that an advanced power has taken over.
Reissue edition from Berkley Pub Group (January 1, 1982)
9780425049884 | details & prices | List price $2.25
About: 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.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781602838192
 
With Ron Cook (other contributor), Joanne Froggatt (other contributor) | from Blackstone Audio Inc (January 5, 2010)
9781602838192 | details & prices | 5.75 × 5.00 × 0.45 in. | 0.22 lbs | List price $24.95
About: When psychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the scientific research station hovering high above the surface of Solaris, he finds the place deserted except for two scientists, who have been driven mad by some unknown horror.

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