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Roadside Picnic (Rediscovered Classics) by [Arkady Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky, Olena Bormashenko, Ursula Le Guin]
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About the Author

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.

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"[A] vivid new translation... it has survived triumphantly as a classic." —Publishers Weekly


"The story is carried out with a controlled fierceness that doesn't waver for a minute."  —Kirkus Reviews


"Brilliantly and beautifully written . . . a truly superb work of science fiction."  —Infinity Plus


"No doubt: a powerful, classic work of science fiction. Certainly recommended."  —The Complete Review 


"Amazing. . . . The Strugatskys' deft and supple handling of loyalty and greed, of friendship and love, of despair and frustration and loneliness [produces] a truly superb tale. . . . You won't forget it."  —Theodore Sturgeon


“Go read Roadside Picnic. It’s a phenomenal book.” —SF Signal


"If you're going to read just one Soviet-era Russian science fiction novel, it should be Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's dark, ambiguous Roadside Picnic." —io9

 


"Lively, racy, and likable . . . complex in event, imaginative in detail, ethically and intellectually sophisticated." —Ursula K. Le Guin


"[T]his is a fantastic book. One of my favorite recommendations of the year." —Boing Boing


"The Strugatskys' worldview remains both uniquely cutting and replete with humanity . . . The characters' conflicted views of their troubled world make for a read that still feels fresh today. It's also a book that's bound to make you feel a little less sure of humanity's place in the universe."  —Discover 
 
 
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • File Size : 955 KB
  • Publication Date : May 1, 2012
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 226 pages
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press (May 1, 2012)
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B0087GJ5WI
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars Kipling based character possibly finds happiness in Canada - bet you weren't expecting that as a summary...
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5.0 out of 5 stars A classic made available to new readers and old
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read.
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