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Roadside Picnic By Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Antonina W. Bouis Antonina W. Bouis Theodore Sturgeon Roadside Picnic 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

  • Title: Roadside Picnic
  • Author: Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Antonina W. Bouis Antonina W. Bouis Theodore Sturgeon
  • ISBN: 9780575070530
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Roadside Picnic By Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Antonina W. Bouis Antonina W. Bouis Theodore Sturgeon 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 uRed 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.
    Roadside Picnic By Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Antonina W. Bouis Antonina W. Bouis Theodore Sturgeon

    Roadside Picnic TV Series Dec , Created by Jack Paglen In the aftermath of an extraterrestrial event, six visitation zones are created on Earth, each containing supernatural properties. Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky SF writers typically approach alien contact in grandiose terms, but the Strugatsky brothers wonder instead, What if it is like a Roadside Picnic Aliens trekking through space find they have to rest a spell and land on Terra, for lunch, a little r r, perhaps a smoke. Roadside Picnic Rediscovered Classics Strugatsky The premise of Roadside Picnic is that the earth has been visited by aliens In six areas of the world, they have come and gone, leaving only their debris or garbage behind Five of these areas are on land By the end of the day of the visit, the Zones are declared off limits. Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky Up to sh backMay , First published in , 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. Roadside Picnic Roadside Picnic Roadside Picnic Menu Search for Submit Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit Vivamus sagittis eros quam, nec aliquam metus aliquam ut Nullam est lacus, sagittis eu eros id, sollicitudin molestie velit Nullam id justo ac purus suscipit rutrum In porttitor feugiat massa, consectetur dapibus nisi PDF Roadside Picnic Book by Arkady Strugatsky Free Free download or read online Roadside Picnic pdf ePUB book The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Arkady Strugatsky The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. Robin Rendle Roadside Picnic Roadside Picnic I would heartily recommend Roadside Picnic It s a sci fi novel written by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and the book s premise is a wonderful if not entirely ghoulish one aliens land on Earth but leave without contacting us. Wayside Picnic areas on rural state highways Sep , They must have taken several years to do so, as I remember seeing and using these roadside picnic areas in the central section particularly Carlisle to Breezewood as late as I think it s important to recognize that the picnic areas were marked as

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    1. BillKerwin on said:

      SF writers typically approach alien contact in grandiose terms, but the Strugatsky brothers wonder instead, What if it is like a Roadside Picnic Aliens trekking through space find they have to rest a spell and land on Terra, for lunch, a little r r, perhaps a smoke After an interval however long it takes for an alien to enjoy a meal al fresco they lift off from our uninteresting planet, probably never to return, leaving behind the star voyager equivalent of empty beer cans, plastic forks, paper [...]

    2. Nataliya on said:

      When people talk about the special feel of Russian literature, I tend to shrug it away as yet another point of confusion Westerners have with anything Slavic But when I tried to explain the feeling this book evoked in me to a few Westerners I startlingly realized that it just feels so essentially Russian may indeed be a valid description that encompasses the soul searching ambiguity, the pursuit of deeper truths shrouded in light sadness, the frustrating but yet revealing lack of answers to the [...]

    3. Jeffrey Keeten on said:

      Intelligence is the attribute of man that separates his activity from that of the animals It s a kind of attempt to distinguish the master from the dog, who seems to understand everything but can t speak However, this trivial definition does lead to wittier ones They are based on depressing observations of the aforementioned human activity For example intelligence is the ability of a living creature to perform pointless or unnatural act Yes, that s us There is a 1979 film by Andrei Tarkovsky loo [...]

    4. J.G. Keely on said:

      I play video games, now and again, but I don t care about being good at them I m not competitive about my skills I m interested in the story, the characters, and the world After a particularly irritating series of losing battles, I frustratedly told a friend I don t want to have to spend a bunch of time practicing and becoming an expert just to get on with the story It would be like having to read the same page of the book over and over until I got it right and could proceed to the end Isn t tha [...]

    5. Megan Baxter on said:

      Being below the concern of alien beings is not a new science fiction theme although it is a relatively rare one , but I ve never read a book that examined the idea quite like this Ursula K Le Guin s foreword is right most of the time, the people who interact with alien technology are highly skilled and educated, even if, as in Rendezvous With Rama, the aliens couldn t care less about us.Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement You can re [...]

    6. Forrest on said:

      Another gem introduced to me by my friends at This short novel is a how to on sidelong insinuations, information gaps, and inferences that make for a wholly satisfying story The main character, Redrick Schuhart, starts out as an entrepreneurial collector of alien artifacts, and becomes a hardened, curmudgeonly, but effective artifact hunter searching for view spoiler the ultimate prize, a golden ball that purportedly gives the owner his wishes hide spoiler The Strugatsky brothers use multiple Po [...]

    7. Bradley on said:

      This old Russian classic SF is surprisingly relevant and fresh today, sans all the copious amount of smoking going on If anything is going to give this little gem away, it s pretty much only that.It s very tight, masquerading as a scavenger adventure that becomes a black market thriller that becomes a Question about the nature of intelligence, discovery, and even the most basic question of all What the hell are these aliens thinking After all, they just left a huge mess by the side of the road, [...]

    8. Simona Bartolotta on said:

      2.5 This is the way it is with the Zone if you come back with swag it s a miracle if you come back alive it s a success if the patrol bullets miss you it s a stroke of luck And as for anything else that s fate I m afraid I ll keep responding to the words Russian science fiction by shouting We by Yevgeny Zamyatin since, in my humble opinion, Roadside Picnic does not reach those level if not, maybe, in the concept Because the concept is great what if the infamous alien invasion finally came, only [...]

    9. Apatt on said:

      4.22 average rating, eh It is not undeserved but I would say satisfaction is not guaranteed.Roadside Picnic is something of a minor classic that I have often seen mentioned in sci fi literature discussion groups like the excellent PrintSF on Reddit Certainly the basic conceit is wonderfully sfnal Six zones of Earth have been visited by aliens over a two day period, there are no witnesses for these visitations, the only evidence is the strange artifacts these alien apparently left behind or disca [...]

    10. Hadrian on said:

      In the 1940s, during the height of the Pacific island campaigns of the Second World War, the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies built airbases and other facilities on Melanesian islands The local inhabitants, who had only previously had localized and temporary contact with the West, if they had any at all, were suddenly introduced to technology far beyond the range of their experience, such as refrigeration, or airplanes, or soft drinks When the war ended and we all left, the lo [...]

    11. Stuart on said:

      Roadside Picnic Russian SF classic with parallels to Vandermeer s Area XOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureRoadside Picnic 1972 is a Russian SF novel written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky This was back when authors and publishers were subject to government review and censorship Since it didn t follow the Communist Party line, it didn t get published in uncensored book form in Russia until the 1990s despite first appearing in a Russian literary magazine in 1972 So its first book publication [...]

    12. Nate D on said:

      At long last Somehow Andrei Tarkovsky was able to read this, extract an absolute masterpiece of pseudo genre film, and yet actually have almost no relation to the source Where Tarkovsky took this into ambiguity and philosophic riffs, the original is specific in its terms, dealing almost entirely with the massive criminal economy that springs up in the wake of a tremendous event if you ve ever wondered what the Zone actually is, here we re simply told in the first pages, but that doesn t scratch [...]

    13. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      One of my unofficial goals from now until the end of the year is to go back to the books I speed dated and kept at the end of last year and finish the dang things Roadside Picnic is one of those, although I have another reason to read it that will soon be revealed.This is a story about the aftermath of a first contact event except there wasn t as much contact as aliens treating Earth like a wait for it roadside picnic They came in, destroying entire areas and rendering others unsafe for humans t [...]

    14. Lamora/Ches on said:

      Roadside Picnic is not your usual science fiction Most first contact stories are founded on the fundamental assumption that aliens will find the human race worthy of their attention and interesting enough to engage with even when the first contact being militaristic in nature, we know at least we are worth having resources wasted on us But maybe what if they just came, stopped for a picnic, and moved on, leaving behind their equivalent to our plastic wrappers, used batteries, monkey wrenches and [...]

    15. Vit Babenco on said:

      What will happen when human mind comes across transcendent phenomena Roadside Picnic is an attempt of an answer to this impossible question The houses in the Plague Quarter are peeling and lifeless, but the windows are mostly intact, only so dirty that they look opaque Now at night when you crawl by, you can see the glow inside, as if alcohol were burning in bluish tongues That s the hell slime radiating from the basement But mostly it looks like an ordinary neighborhood, with ordinary houses, n [...]

    16. Mona on said:

      Gripping Russian Science Fiction Roadside Picnic is a gripping science fiction story written while the U.S.S.R was still alive and well, although it wasn t published until years after it was first written and it took longer still for the original version without cuts to be published.The authors, two brothers, have an entirely original viewpoint There are no American or British science fiction novels like this in any way.In a way the novella can be read as an indictment of capitalism It can also [...]

    17. Chris_P on said:

      I m an animal, you can see that I m an animal I have no words, they haven t taught me the words I don t know how to think, those bastards didn t let me learn how to think But if you really are all powerful, all knowing, all understanding figure it out Look into my soul, I know everything you need is in there It has to be Because I ve never sold my soul to anyone It s mine, it s human Figure out yourself what I want because I know it can t be bad The hell with it all, I just can t think of a thin [...]

    18. Edward on said:

      Foreword, by Ursula K Le Guin Roadside PicnicAfterword, by Boris Strugatsky

    19. Evgeny on said:

      Strugatsky brothers have a cult following on the territories of the former Soviet Union think Heinlein of the Soviets This is probably their best known novel internationally thanks to a movie Stalker by Tarkovsky and several video games by the same name The main idea explained right in the prolog A highly advanced alien race left discarded artifacts and anomalies in several places on Earth called Zones The Zones are dangerous, but the artifacts are highly prized and so some people called stalker [...]

    20. Tatjana on said:

      film Stalker je interesantan, knjiga je interesantnija Za ljubitelje starog dobrog sf a

    21. Aaron on said:

      Absolutely crazy good A tight little bundle of joy concerning the aftermath of an alien visitation This speaks to human behavior, the essence of intelligence, and a whole butt load of other wonderful philisophical and moral questions Pure literature.

    22. Rebecca McNutt on said:

      You may have seen the 1979 Russian film Stalker, or , but up until a couple of months ago, I had no idea it was based on a novel Roadside Picnic is amazing Though I have to say I love the film , this is an excellent book with deep psychological undertones and numerous twisted plot devices.

    23. RubyTombstone [With A Vengeance] on said:

      Well, this wasn t quite what I was expecting I came into this knowing that the book was about the debris left behind by alien visitors to Earth, and that it posed questions around what humankind would do if we couldn t figure its mysteries What if we found alien technology, and had no idea how to use it or for what purpose it might be used What if we didn t know how it came to be here, never mind what it all might mean I was expecting this to be a look at the issues of cross cultural understandi [...]

    24. Jason Kelley on said:

      This is the novel on which Andrea Tarkovsky based the motion picture Stalker I have been an enormous fan of this film for years and was excited to finally get my hands on this novel It wasn t so easy to do just 5 years ago Thank you internet An alien culture visits earth in several different locations There is no human contact, and the aliens don t stay long But they do leave behind a myriad collection of technological bits and an immediate landscape that is uninhabitable and very dangerous to e [...]

    25. Charles Dee Mitchell on said:

      The Visit occurred sometime in last half of the 20th century Aliens dropped by earth, landing in six areas scattered across the globe They stayed a few days and then they left What becomes known as The Zones are the sites of their brief sojourn on our planet Behind them they left landscapes where the laws of physic no longer apply, or have perhaps simply taken a vicious turn They have also left odd detritus, objects of alien manufacture of immense interest to science and very profitable on the b [...]

    26. Maggie K on said:

      I SO enjoyed this short novel.After aliens stopped near their town and left a bleak area filled with their refuse, individuals called Stalkers make a living retrieving and selling the castoffs.The psycholgical and physiological effects of the visit haunt the book, as characters make sense of the things that are happening to them and around them.I finished this a couple days ago, and the atmosphere is still haunting to me, a sign to me of a piece of fiction I will remember for a long time

    27. Azumi on said:

      Que historia m s curiosa y original.La idea es genial y da mucho que pensar unos extraterrestres visitan la tierra y dejan olvidados, un mont n de trastos, artefactos y basura contaminante por doquier Y que hacen los humanos pues recogerla, venderla, intentar entenderla y si no se entiende buscarle una utilidad para sacar alg n provecho y los objetos peligrosos, que los hay y bastante chungos, se descartan.Me ha gustado mucho el s mil con los picnics que montamos los humanos en los parques y lue [...]

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