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Solaris by Stanisław Lem Free read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook î [PDF / Epub] ★ Solaris By Stanisław Lem – Insolpro.co.uk Solaris planète longtemps oubliée par les explorations humaines tourne autour de deux soleils et ne semble pas abriter de vie Un jour pourtant un groupe de scientifiues y découvre une Solaris planète longtemps oubliée par les explorations humaines tourne autour de deux soleils et ne semble pas abriter de vie Un jour pourtant un groupe de scientifiues y découvre une étonnante entité sous la forme d'un vaste océan protoplasmiue Mais après de nombreuses études elle est déclarée non pensante et sans intérêt l'ensemble des stimuli huma. We have no need of other worlds We need mirrors We don't know what to do with other worlds A single world our own suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is Bizarrely being on a strange different planet sometimes is what it takes to discover our inner cosmos The way Lem describes it in Solaris our memories rule our perception of what is real regardless of external circumstances On the other hand the external circumstances of any given time are actively impacting on what kind of memories we develop so it turns into a kind of circle or wave movementTo me this book was scary And I don't mean the science fiction ideas in it I mean the idea that my unresolved feelings of earlier times could come back and haunt me literally On a deeper level they do haunt me in any case but the idea of them coming alive is terrifying That made me think that we embrace passing time as a placebo for all the big chunks of life we have spent in a less than agreeable way Solaris symbolises the fact that we can't escape ourselves though no matter how many galaxies of distance we put between ourselves and our nowWe are the sum total of our memories and our feelings and that dark ocean is hard to controlCould one claim that Solaris is the science fiction version of Uncle Scrooge being visited by the Ghost of Old Marley et alii

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Ins n'ayant jamais engendré de réponseJusu'au jour où le docteur Kelvin débarue sur la planète et rencontre la femme u'il avait aimée et ui s'était depuis suicidée Étonnement effroi puis incompréhension vont alors se succéder et pousser Kelvin à chercher d'où vient ce si réaliste et désirable mirageD'origine polonaise Lem est l'un des auteurs des. This is the classic gothic horror haunted house story revisited with an SF twist It's a testament to the obtuseness of mankind particularly unemotional Cold War era scientific man Three scientists on the remote planet Solaris seek contact with the lone enormous creature occupying it the ocean All sorts of experiments are tried over a century or but the planet and the humans never achieve at least to the humans' satisfaction adeuate evidence of a measurable intellectual exchange The ocean busies itself morphing into these massive shapes geometic organic and otherwise which strike the reader as expressive but which are nevertheless inarticulate in human terms When the scientists start bombarding the ocean with xrays for lack of a better idea the planet sends to each of them a visitor from an emotionally charged period of their own lives The simulacra are derived from their memories and dreams Kris Kelvin has just arrived on the planet In his case the simulacrum assumes the identical physical appearance and personality of his late wife Rheya who took her own life years before The simulacra obviously constitute contact of a very high order an enormously rich opportunity it seems to me to communicate one on one with the entity But the horrified scientists never see that They never talk to their visitors They never come clean Their fear drives them purely fear so all they can think of is a way to destroy the visitors Therefore they miss their chance How sick and sad is that This reader came to understand what was necessary after about page 100 or so Yet the book drones on for another hundred pages The novel is imaginative certainly but it runs out of ideas far too soon The scientists never get it One grows disgusted with them The book never seems to end

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Solaris by Stanisław LPays de l'Est les plus connus Souvent pamphlétaire mais toujours optimiste et humoristiue il nous livre une très belle fable sur la communication et les incompréhensions u'elle engendre avec cette rencontre d'une forme extraterrestre et d'un être humain et leur impossibilité naturelle à se comprendreTraduction original française en pour les Editions Deno?. The premise of Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris 1961 is not unusual on a small isolated planetary research station scientists exploring the nature of alien life begin to suspect they are being threatened in some way What makes Solaris uniue are three things 1 Lem’s treatment of the premise nuanced philosophical detailed 2 the nature of the threat lifelike simulacra from the scientists guilty pasts have begun to appear at their sides and 3 the nature of the planet Solaris it is uninhabited consisting of one planetary ocean where the only sentient life form is itselfPsychologist Kris Kelvin arrives at the research station to find things in disarray Gibarian the only one of the three scientists he knew has recently committed suicide and the other two Snow and Sartorius seem suspicious and withdrawn Kelvin researches the history of Solaris how humans have described and interpreted its waves and how they have attempted not only to influence those movements but also to communicate with whatever intelligence lies beneath His research gives him much to think about but he only begins to realize what the other two scientists already know when his visitor arrives Rheya or something that looks just like her an earth girl who committed suicide years ago after a lover’s uarrel with Kelvin The overall theme of the book appears to be the woeful inability of humanity to communicate with an alien consciousness but subsidiary themes undermine and complement it as well Are these simulacra human or not If not what are they Are they creations of the ocean If so are they research tools weapons or messages Or are they semi independent sentient entities brought to life by the scientists’ grief and regret acting upon the susceptibilities of ocean One of the purposes of the book also seems to be both a celebration and appreciation of humanity sparked by the magnificent ingenuity of science—its nuanced descriptions of phenomena its elegant speculations This nuance and elegance seems to suggest that there is just a little basis for hope if only man can step out of his shell and begin to see things from an “oceanic” perspectiveThe three things I liked most about this book are the character of Rheya how she shows herself both human and not human a theme reminiscent of Philip K Dick ; the elaborate fantastic descriptions of the waves; and the final scene involving a tactile encounter between Kelvin and the ocean itself Rheya’s almost humanity permeates much of the fabric of the narrative so you must discover her mystery for yourself The other two themes are easily represented by extractsFirst the waves Here is a partial—only partial description of the wave structure called the “symmetriad” The symmetriads are the least “human” formations which is to say that they bear no resemblance whatsoever to anything on Earth It is not their nightmare appearance that makes the gigantic symmetriad formations dangerous but the total instability and capriciousness of their structure in which even the laws of physics do not hold The theory that the living ocean is endowed with intelligence has found its firmest adherents among those scientists who have ventured into their unpredictable depthsThe birth of a symmetriad comes like a sudden eruption About an hour beforehand an area of tens of suare miles of ocean vitrifies and begins to shine The gleaming sheath of the ocean heaves upwards to form a vast ball that reflects sky sun clouds and the entire horizon in a medley of changing variegated images Diffracted light creates a kaleidoscopic play of color The immense flaming globe has scarcely reached its maximum expansion above the ocean when it bursts at the summit and cracks vertically It is not breaking up; this is the second phase which goes under the clumsy name of the ‘floral calyx phase’ and lasts only a few seconds The membraneous rches soaring into the sky now fold inwards and mergeto produce a thick set trunk enclosing a scene of teeming activity The mind bending architecture of this central pillar is held in place by vertical shafts of a gelatinous almost liuid consistency constantly gushing upwards out of wide crevasses Simultaneously the gelatinous geysers are converted into mobile columns that proceed to extrude tendrils that reach out in clusters towards points rigorously determined by the over all dynamics of the entire structure they call to mind the gills of an embryo except they are revolving at fantastic speed And here is a passage from the final pages when Kelvin ready to leave Solaris comes to the beach “to acuaint myself with the ocean” I went closer and when the next wave came I held out my hand What followed was a faithful reproduction of a phenomenon which had been analyzed a century before the wave hesitated recoiled then enveloped my hand without touching it so that a thin covering of “air” separated my glove inside a cavity which had been fluid a moment previously and now had a fleshly consistency I raised my hand slowly and the wave rose at the same time enfolding my hand I stood up so as to raise my hand still higher and the gelatinous substance stretched like a rope but did not break The main body of the wave remained motionless on the shore surrounding my feet but not touching them like some strange beast patiently waiting for the experiment to finish A flower had grown out of the ocean and its calyx was moulded to my fingers I stepped back The stem trembled stirred uncertainly and fell back into the wave