Solaris eBook – The cult classic novel “Solaris” by Polish Science Fiction author Stanislaw Lem has a new English translation and is now currently available for ebook readers around the globe. Available exclusively as an eBook, you can explore this piece of literary history on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or any other ereader.
This is the first time that the book has been translated into English from the original Polish. A previous version was translated from a French copy, which the author himself described as “poor.” True fans of Lem as well as science fiction enthusiasts now have the opportunity to absorb the words and story as the author originally intended by exploring this work as the Solaris ebook. And there’s no need to wait – download it now and dive in for an immediate, immersive experience.
The New Translation of the Solaris eBook
This new edition is translated by Bill Johnston, a professor at Indiana University, and has previously been made available as an audiobook.
Stanislaw Lem is the most widely translated and best-known science fiction author writing outside of the English language. He has won the Kafka prize and routinely contributes to top-tier magazines including the New Yorker.
The Solaris eBook explores themes of communication with extra terrestrials and looking at the challenges of communicating beyond our world. The original book was written in 1961, and regarded by many as a book ahead of its time.
The book has inspired film adaptations, including a 2002 movie by the same name (Solaris) starring George Clooney. If you loved the movie, you have to check out the book. And if you didn’t understand all the hype after the movie, you really have to check out the book as the subtlety of language, the exploration, and the sense of anticipation are beautifully conveyed in this version.
True fans of Stanislaw Lem’s work, and especially of Solaris, will want to check out the Solaris eBook version, as it’s the closest version available to the author’s original vision.
Readers have said:
“I finally understand what all the fuss is about.”
“The translations of his novels can be stiff, but when he’s written in his native tongue and then translated it straight into English it’s a completely different experience.”
“The writing in this translation is beautiful, ranging from the philosophical to the purely expositional, and all points in between, from love to fear to wonder.”
“The character of Kelvin is conveyed more deeply, more crisply, more convincingly than in any other portrayal of this story – either in film or in books. You absolutely must go and read this version. It will draw you in and keep you up all night as you follow Kelvin through to the mystery of the heart of Solaris.”
The Solaris eBook explores the adventures of scientist Kris Kelvin, who has visited a sentient planet Solaris. The planet’s sentience is different than anything they have scientifically explored before, and has to date refused all attempts to make contact. Upon arrival, Kris discovers that this has changed and many miraculous events begin to unfold. Understanding the significance of these events, their meaning in his own life, and the broader implications for contact with other worlds is the launching off point for this classic adventure.
The Solaris eBook can now be enjoyed as it was meant to be enjoyed. To get started on your adventures with Kris Kelvin exploring Solaris, purchase the Solaris eBook today and enjoy it via your Kindle, Ipad, Nook, or other e-reader.