SOLARIS. New York: Walker and Company, . Octavo, boards. First edition in English. The first book by Lem published in English. Translated from the French by Joanna Kilmartin and Steve Cox. Afterword by Darko Suvin. "... this novel combines profound philosophical speculation with the structure of traditional action-adventure SF, embodied in a clear, vivid writing style ..." "A major work by any measure." - Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-661. Filmed twice, the first time a Russian release in 1972 directed by Andrei Tarkovsky (U.S. release in 1973) and filmed again in 2002 in the U.S. by Steven Soderbergh. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2107-12. Light soiling to white cloth, spotting to top edge stain, a very good copy in nearly fine dust jacket with light fading of orange ink on spine panel. (#125611).
"First published in the United States of America in 1970 ..." on copyright page.