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Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic( )
Author: Strugatsky, Arkady
Strugatsky, Boris
Foreword by: Le Guin, Ursula K.
Translator: Bormashenko, Olena
Series title:Rediscovered Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-1-61374-344-7
Publication Date:May 2012
Publisher:Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $12.99USD $11.00
Book Description:

Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty," something goes wrong. And the news he gets from...
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Book Details
Pages:224
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.421 x 8.385 Inches
Author Biography
Strugatsky, Arkady (Author)
Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better. 020



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