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Solaris by Stanislaw Lem


When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean he confronts an unconscious memory of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet are plagued with their own memories and scientists think the ocean may be a brain that creates these memories...
Stanisław Lem , 12 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish science fiction, philosophical and satirical writer. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies.  In 1976, Theodore Sturgeon claimed that Lem was the most widely read science-fiction writer in the world.
His works explore philosophical themes; speculation on technology, the nature of intelligence, the impossibility of mutual communication and understanding, despair about human limitations and humankind's place in the universe. They are sometimes presented as fiction, but others are in the form of essays or philosophical books. Translations of his works are difficult, however Michael Kandel's translations into English have generally been praised as capturing the spirit of the original
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