Solaris by Stanislas LemSolaris by Stanislas Lem


byStanislas Lem

Mass Market Paperback | April 5, 2017 | French

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Title:SolarisFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:7.5 × 4.2 × 1.75 inPublished:April 5, 2017Publisher:FolioLanguage:French

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ISBN - 13:9782070468751

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Philosophical Sci-fi A little dry, it's still an interesting sci-fi read. People love stories about aliens, because really they're stories about us. But what if the alien was an ocean that encompassed an entire planet? What if it didn't seem to care about the humans wanting to interact with it? Kris Kelvin arrives on Solaris Station, a scientific research station hovering near the oceanic surface of the planet Solaris and finds it in disarray. After being bombarded with x-rays, the ocean seems to have created it's own experiment and using physical manifestations of the scientists deepest guilts and regrets. A lot of philosophy and scientific descriptions, but the ideas are quite intriguing.
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