Solaris, Stanislaw Lem
Yikes. Here’s George Clooney making out on the cover of Stanislaw Lem’s incredibly cerebral 1961 Polish science fiction novel. Of the film, the author wrote, “I only wanted to create a vision of a human encounter with something that certainly exists, in a mighty manner perhaps, but cannot be reduced to human concepts, ideas or images. This is why the book was entitled Solaris and not Love in Outer Space.