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Piknik na obochine (original 1972; edition 2015)
by Strugatskie Arkadii i Boris (Author)
Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky (1972)
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Hard to be God Monday begins on Saturday Picnic on sidelines One Billion Years Before End World LANGUAGE Trudno byt bogom Ponedelnik nachinaetsja v subbotu Piknik na obochine Za milliard let do kontsa sveta by Аркадий Натанович Стругацк
Has the adaptation
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0575070536, Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:09:13 -0400)
"Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of the 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."--
(summary from another edition)
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