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READ & DOWNLOAD Пикник на обочине ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ 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 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” som. Review updated on October 26 2018A group read with Elena Lee and Sarah I will update the list if other people will join later You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of—Robert Penn WarrenThe epigraph of the book is so perfect I simply had to uote it Strugatsky brothers have a cult following on the territories of the former Soviet Union; think Heinlein of the Soviets in terms of popularity This is probably their best known novel internationally thanks to a movie Stalker by Tarkovsky and several video games by the same name By the way the brothers did not like the movie as it was uite different from their vision To give you an idea about how influential it was the term Stalker in the sense it is used in the bookmovie practically became a word Also any big list of best science fiction works includes the novelThe main idea explained right in the prologue 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 stalkers smuggle things from Zones There is a price to pay for these smuggling trips though Red Schuhart is one of such stalkers uite famous and lucky a stalker need lots of luck to come back alive from a trip to the zone During the progress of the story Red pays the price of visiting the Zone in full Red's development is great and he is an interesting character; to survive he acts in a way that leaves no doubt about him not being a nice guy The Zone itself is spooky fascinating and really forces you to use your imagination Thanks to its brilliant depiction the terms witch's jelly meatgrinder shrieker and others always invoke the Zone in my mind Even after my countless rereads I still get spooked being inside it following Red's expeditionsAs with a lot of good Soviet science fiction expect a lot of uestion asked no clear answers provided and no happy end but still in my opinion the ending was very powerful and moving It is a though provoking hard to put down masterpiece most probably the best introduction to Soviet science fiction A must read for any sci fi fan HAPPINESS FOR EVERYBODY FREE AND NO ONE WILL GO AWAY UNSATISFIEDThe last unanswered uestion still remains did Strugatsky brothers predict Chernobyl disaster The dead city of Pripyat and its surroundings bear a strong resemblance to the Zone

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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. 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 euivalent of empty beer cans plastic forks paper napkins cigarette butts and perhaps a noxious spill or two This book is the story of the stalkers the smugglers who venture into The Zone to bring back some of these dangerous and ultimately baffling artifacts for sale on the black marketThe book begins as a rather straightforward adventure made superior by the imaginative creation of the Zone and its artifacts the Strugatsky's add just the right details to delineate a place and evoke a mood never but it deepens and enriches further as we learn about Red and the stalkers what they have risked and how very much they have lost The climax is satisfying for we follow our hero on his last mission watch him face a grave moral choice commit a great crime and yet still reveal himself to us as completely human and at bottom essentially good

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Пикник на обочинеEthing 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. As a novel about first contact with aliens I love Roadside Picnic It is fresh and relevant and wait for it contains no aliens This novel about first contact is concerned with what aliens left behind In the novel there are scavengers who raid the zones where aliens visited in search of the sometimes deadly artifacts which are littered haphazardly about But what precisely did the aliens leave Is it akin to the trash a traveler might leave behind after a roadside picnic There are lots of possibilities And that brings us to one of the novel's central themes what does it say about our intelligence if the aliens who visited the planet didn't even notice there was intelligent life on Earth I definitely thought about Jeff Vandermeer's Annihilation while reading this but each writer had his own take Fun read 425 stars