Stanislaw Lem’s proximity science fiction: Solaris. The aim of the paper is to propose an analysis of the philosophical science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961). It is a dazzling prefiguration of the Earth in the Chthulucene era (Haraway, 2019) and how we can attempt a contact of proximity with the non-human in which we are immersed, rethinking the human itself. But it is also an astronautic fabulation that comes to terms with the reconfiguration of the concept of Nature, Earth and humanity’s self-understanding in the era of the radical disorientation of the space enterprise. The starting point of the analysis is the essay in the form of a “letter” to Bruno Latour with which Donna Haraway intends to explain the crucial function of SF as an art and science necessary to establish alliances “to inhabiting and caring for Earth”. And since it is the “contact” with non-human entities that unites SF and the most pressing issue of our present, Stanislaw Lem’s fabulation will be considered following the lesson of Timothy Morton: as a “device” or “object-oriented art”

LA FANTASCIENZA DI PROSSIMITÀ DI STANISLAW LEM: SOLARIS

Alessandra Bonazzi
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Stanislaw Lem’s proximity science fiction: Solaris. The aim of the paper is to propose an analysis of the philosophical science fiction novel by Stanislaw Lem, Solaris (1961). It is a dazzling prefiguration of the Earth in the Chthulucene era (Haraway, 2019) and how we can attempt a contact of proximity with the non-human in which we are immersed, rethinking the human itself. But it is also an astronautic fabulation that comes to terms with the reconfiguration of the concept of Nature, Earth and humanity’s self-understanding in the era of the radical disorientation of the space enterprise. The starting point of the analysis is the essay in the form of a “letter” to Bruno Latour with which Donna Haraway intends to explain the crucial function of SF as an art and science necessary to establish alliances “to inhabiting and caring for Earth”. And since it is the “contact” with non-human entities that unites SF and the most pressing issue of our present, Stanislaw Lem’s fabulation will be considered following the lesson of Timothy Morton: as a “device” or “object-oriented art”
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