Solaris by Stanisław Lem

Solaris

Stanisław Lem with Darko Suvin, Joanna Kilmartin (Translator), Steve Cox (Translator)

Solaris

Stanisław Lem with Darko Suvin, Joanna Kilmartin (Translator), Steve Cox (Translator)

fiction classics science fiction adventurous slow-paced

204 pages | first published 1961

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When Kris Kelvin arrives at the planet Solaris to study the ocean that covers its surface, he finds a painful, hitherto unconscious memory embodied in the living physical likeness of a long-dead lover. Others examining the planet, Kelvin learns, a...
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Moods

mysterious 76%
reflective 68%
dark 46%
challenging 45%
tense 37%
adventurous 28%
emotional 27%
sad 18%
informative 6%
inspiring 5%
hopeful 1%

Pace

slow 59%
medium 34%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 45% | A mix: 31% | Plot: 21%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 29% | No: 27% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 52% | It's complicated: 33% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 5% | Yes: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 53% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 20%

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3.69

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