: New: Book Report: Solaris

Humans try to communicate with alien intelligence and wacky tragedy ensues. Some science fiction authors use "first contact" scenarios to point out things about humanity; but you never really believe in the aliens as anything other than foils. Here, the aliens are genuinely weird; they don't understand the humans and the humans don't understand them and oh man things do not go well.

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