Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic

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Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those strange misfits who are compelled by some unknown force to venture illegally into the Zone and, in spite of the extreme danger, collect the mysterious artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the Zone and the thriving black market in the alien products. Even the nature of his daughter has been determined by the Zone. And it is for her that Red makes his last, tragic foray into the hazardous and hostile depths.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 131 x 196 x 12mm | 140g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575079789
  • 9780575079786
  • 29,046

About Boris Strugatsky

Arkady Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Strugatsky (b.1931) began to collaborate in the early 1950s after Arkady had studied English and Japanese and worked as a technical translator and editor and Boris was a computer mathematician at Pulkova astronomical observatory.
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35,577 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (12,909)
3 16% (5,637)
2 3% (1,179)
1 1% (289)

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I've only read about 20 pages of this book online, but it really grabbed my attention. I also played S.T.A.L.K.E.R., so don't expect it to be anything like the book. The game is very loosely based on it. From what I've read, it seems like a book that really makes you think. And if you're a fan of Metro 2033, I'd recomend more
by Remer
Other than being the most famous Strugastky brothers novel, it also was the inspiration for the series of best-selling computer games: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl (2008) S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (2008) bringing the amazing storyline to a whole new generation of more
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