Roadside picnic / Arkady and Boris Strugatsky ; translated by Olena Bormashenko.
- ISBN: 9781613743447 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1613743440 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press : 2012.
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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. However, when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a full empty, something goes wrong. In addition, 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. It is supplemented with a foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin and a new afterword by Boris Strugatsky, which explains the strange history of the novels publication in Russia.
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