Solaris Book Summary and Study Guide

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Science fiction: some scientists in a space observation laboratory, above the planet Solaris, discover that the ocean contains some power which forces them to materialise their obsessions in solidform. A new arrival calls up the
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physical simulation of his wife, a long-dead suicide.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding    -   change of heart Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one culture tries to impose its culture on another group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's


Terrain    -   Water    -   Space, need spacesuit Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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