This is a preloved paperback of Solaris, by Stanislaw Lem. 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.
This book was first published in 1961 and this is a 1973 edition. This is a much sought-after edition with beautiful cover art by Chris Yates. The book is in very good condition, with faint line creasing to the cover and minor edge-wear. The internal pages are unmarked and the binding is tight.