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Roadside picnic

Author: Arkadiĭ Strugat︠s︡kiĭ; Boris Strugat︠s︡kiĭ; Olena Bormashenko; Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2012.
Series: SF masterworks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fiction
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Strugat︠s︡kiĭ, Arkadiĭ Natanovich.
Roadside picnic.
Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2012
(DLC) 2012001294
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arkadiĭ Strugat︠s︡kiĭ; Boris Strugat︠s︡kiĭ; Olena Bormashenko; Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 9781613743430 1613743432 9781613743447 1613743440
OCLC Number: 794490423
Notes: Originally published in 1972 as: Piknik na obochine.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 209 pages)
Series Title: SF masterworks.
Other Titles: Piknik na obochine.
Responsibility: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Olena Bormashenko.
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Abstract:

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 his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he'll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems. First published in 1972, Roadside Picnic is still widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction novels, despite the fact that it has been out of print in the United States for almost thirty years. This authoritative new translation corrects many errors and omissions and has been supplemented with a foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin and a new afterword by Boris Strugatsky explaining the strange history of the novel's publication in Russia.

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