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    Roadside Picnic (Rediscovered Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Arkady Strugatsky, By (author) Boris Strugatsky, Translated by Olena Bormashenko, Foreword by Ursula K Le Guin

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    DescriptionRed 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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    Title
    Roadside Picnic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arkady Strugatsky, By (author) Boris Strugatsky, Translated by Olena Bormashenko, Foreword by Ursula K Le Guin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 209
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781613743416
    ISBN 10: 1613743416
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 891.7344
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    DC22: 891.73/44
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PG3476.S78835 P5513 2012
    Publisher
    Chicago Review Press
    Imprint name
    Chicago Review Press
    Publication date
    01 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Arkady and Boris Strugatsky are the most famous and popular Russian writers of science fiction, and the authors of over 25 novels and novellas. Their books have been widely translated and have been made into a number of films. Arkady Strugatsky died in 1991. Boris Strugatsky died in November 2012. Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of "A Wizard of Earthsea," "The Left Hand of Darkness," and other science-fiction classics.
    Review quote
    "No doubt: a powerful, classic work of science fiction. Certainly recommended." --"The Complete Review "