Warsaw: Widawnictwo, 1961. First Edition. Paperback. 1st edition (in Polish), preceding all others. Printed wrappers with a small strip of toning to the bottom edge and a light crease to the front upper corner, else near fine in a bright dust jacket with skillful and small restorations along the upper extremities, but very little of the typical rubbing. Near fine. Item #749
Solaris is considered among the most significant science fiction novels of the second half of the twentieth century. The novel is about an entity that encompasses the entire planet Solaris as a type of ocean and the attempts of humans to communicate with it. The efforts fail, instead revealing only the internalized guilt, trauma, and psychological immaturity of the scientists. First printed in English in 1970 based on the 1964 French translation (a 2011 translation from the Polish is much better). Solaris has been filmed three times. Anatomy of Wonder II-661.