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Too much description and detail about uninteresting events.
According to Solaris's back-cover blurbs, of all science fiction authors writing outside the English Language, Stanislaw Lem has been the most widely translated.
While the movie ended up being a rather good love story, the book has more things to think about.
A terrific book - very different from the movie. Wonderfully written and suspenseful. It raises the basic question: if we came into contact with aliens, would we be able to... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Skywater
Classic science fiction of ideas. Lots of pseudo-academic exposition but also a story about human interaction and wonder. Read morePublished 16 days ago by M. Writtle
It's astounding that someone wrote this in 1963, when there was still a lot of optimism about how science and technology would lead to a better world. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Clo Willaerts
Perhaps I just didn't understand it. But I don't think so. It is an unfinished piece of work. No direction for conclusion at end of book. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Shannon Cariaso
Long & tedious read only to be disappointed in the incomplete ending. It was recommended by a writer - now I wonder why.Published 1 month ago by Lois
You've dropped into a space station orbiting the greatest unsolved anomaly and everything is going to crazy land. It's Lem, so it's a classic.Published 1 month ago by Peter
A mind-blowing story merged with excellent characterizations, fascinating philosophy, and genuine emotion, Solaris should not be missed by any science fiction aficionado. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Ciccotosto