Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2016
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A classic claustraphobic thriller
First of all, this new Penguin Classic edition is gorgeous! This book certainly doesn't wait around to get weird. As soon as kelvin steps off his ship thi... READ MORE
Liam Nicholson at Sheffield Orchard Sq.


When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface he is forced to confront a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others suffer from the same affliction and speculation rises among scientists that the Solaris ocean may be a massive brain that creates incarnate memories, but its purpose in doing so remains a mystery . . .Solaris raises a question that has been at the heart of human experience and literature for centuries: can we truly understand the universe around us without first understanding what lies within?

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • ISBN: 9780571311576
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 189g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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On concept alone, it would be a 5/5, but the execution leaves me wondering if I’ll actually read this again
Solaris, where to start… I finished reading this about a week ago and have been trying to decide how to review it since then. If I was rating it on the con... READ MORE
Rob S