Пікнік на узбіччі

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

  • Title: Пікнік на узбіччі
  • Author: Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Аркадій Стругацький Борис Стругацький
  • ISBN: 9789661013956
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 uRed 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.

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    1. Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky Аркадій Стругацький Борис Стругацький says:

      Arkady Natanovich Strugatsky Russian was born in August 1925 in hot Batumi in the family of intellectuals critic Nathan Zalmanovich Strugatsky, who worked as a newspaper editor, and Alexandra Ivanovna Litvinovoj, honored teacher who taught Russian language and literature.17 year old Arkady Strugatsky, first participated in the construction of fortifications of the besieged city, then went to work at the factory, which produced shells.During the evacuation of the sick younger Strugatsky 9 year old Boris My mother stayed with her son in the city Arkady s father was taken on the road of life across Ladoga in the beginning of 1942 More mother and father Arkady did not see never Dad became seriously ill and died in Vologda Miraculously survived himself Arkady The train, which transported the refugees, including young Strugatsky, was bombed Survived units, among them the future writer.In the summer of 1942 Arkady Strugatsky stopped in a small village close to Tashla in Orenburg Short time he worked at the point of purchase of products and was even appointed head of Earning money on the road, he was able in the spring of 1943 to pick up my mom and younger brother Boris from hungry Leningrad.In 18 years, Arkady Strugatsky studying in Berdichev artillery school, which was located in the rear Sittwe After graduating, he was assigned to a Military University, where he taught foreign languages Graduated from the Institute in 1949 with a degree in interpreter of English and Japanese languages.After graduation destiny brought Arkady Strugatsky North Until 1955 he served as an interpreter on the Kamchatka Peninsula Arcady has worked as a Japanese teacher in one of schools located in the city of Kansk After retirement Strugatsky moved to the capital.

    2. SF writers typically approach alien contact in grandiose terms, but the Strugatsky brothers wonder instead, "What if it is more 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 equivalent of empty beer cans, pl [...]

    3. When people talk about the "special" feel of Russian literature, I tend to shrug it away as yet another point of confusion "Westerners" have with anything Slavic. But when I tried to explain the feeling this book evoked in me to a few "Westerners" I startlingly realized that "it just *feels* so essentially Russian" may indeed be a valid description that encompasses the soul-searching ambiguity, the pursuit of deeper truths shrouded in light sadness, the frustrating but yet revealing lack of answ [...]

    4. ”Intelligence is the attribute of man that separates his activity from that of the animals. It’s a kind of attempt to distinguish the master from the dog, who seems to understand everything but can’t speak. However, this trivial definition does lead to wittier ones. They are based on depressing observations of the aforementioned human activity. For example: intelligence is the ability of a living creature to perform pointless or unnatural act.”“Yes, that’s us!”There is a 1979 film [...]

    5. I play video games, now and again, but I don't care about being 'good' at them. I'm not competitive about my skills. I'm interested in the story, the characters, and the world. After a particularly irritating series of losing battles, I frustratedly told a friend "I don't want to have to spend a bunch of time practicing and becoming an expert just to get on with the story. It would be like having to read the same page of the book over and over until I 'got it right' and could proceed to the end! [...]

    6. Being below the concern of alien beings is not a new science fiction theme (although it is a relatively rare one), but I've never read a book that examined the idea quite like this. Ursula K. Le Guin's foreword is right - most of the time, the people who interact with alien technology are highly skilled and educated, even if, as in Rendezvous With Rama, the aliens couldn't care less about us.Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in policy and enforcement. Yo [...]

    7. Another gem introduced to me by my friends at . This short novel is a "how-to" on sidelong insinuations, information gaps, and inferences that make for a wholly satisfying story. The main character, Redrick Schuhart, starts out as an entrepreneurial collector of alien artifacts, and becomes a hardened, curmudgeonly, but effective artifact hunter searching for (view spoiler)[the ultimate prize, a golden ball that purportedly gives the owner his wishes (hide spoiler)]. The Strugatsky brothers use [...]

    8. This old Russian classic SF is surprisingly relevant and fresh today, sans all the copious amount of smoking going on. :) If anything is going to give this little gem away, it's pretty much only that.It's very tight, masquerading as a scavenger adventure that becomes a black-market thriller that becomes a Question about the nature of intelligence, discovery, and even the most basic question of all: "What the hell are these aliens thinking???"After all, they just left a huge mess by the side of t [...]

    9. Ακόμα ένα βιβλίο που χρησιμοποιεί την ΕΦ για να εμβαθύνει στους κοινωνικούς και πολιτικούς προβληματισμούς του ανθρώπουΟι εξωγήινοι περνάν μια βόλτα από τον πλανήτη μας και φεύγοντας αφήνουν διάφορα αντικείμενα τα οποία γίνονται πόλος έλξης για επιστήμονες, τυχοδιώκτες [...]

    10. 2.5"This is the way it is with the Zone: if you come back with swag -it’s a miracle; if you come back alive -it’s a success; if the patrol bullets miss you -it’s a stroke of luck. And as for anything else -that’s fate."I'm afraid I'll keep responding to the words "Russian science fiction" by shouting "We by Yevgeny Zamyatin!" since, in my humble opinion, Roadside Picnic does not reach those level if not, maybe, in the concept. Because the concept is great (what if the infamous alien inva [...]

    11. 4.22 average rating, eh? It is not undeserved but I would say satisfaction is not guaranteed.Roadside Picnic is something of a minor classic that I have often seen mentioned in sci-fi literature discussion groups like the excellent PrintSF on Reddit. Certainly the basic conceit is wonderfully “sfnal”. Six zones of Earth have been visited by aliens over a two-day period, there are no witnesses for these visitations, the only evidence is the strange artifacts these alien apparently left behind [...]

    12. In the 1940s, during the height of the Pacific island campaigns of the Second World War, the United States, the United Kingdom, and their allies built airbases and other facilities on Melanesian islands. The local inhabitants, who had only previously had localized and temporary contact with the West, if they had any at all, were suddenly introduced to technology far beyond the range of their experience, such as refrigeration, or airplanes, or soft drinks. When the war ended and we all left, the [...]

    13. Roadside Picnic: Russian SF classic with parallels to Vandermeer’s Area XOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureRoadside Picnic (1972) is a Russian SF novel written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky. This was back when authors and publishers were subject to government review and censorship. Since it didn’t follow the Communist Party line, it didn’t get published in uncensored book form in Russia until the 1990s despite first appearing in a Russian literary magazine in 1972. So its first book [...]

    14. At long last. Somehow Andrei Tarkovsky was able to read this, extract an absolute masterpiece of pseudo-genre film, and yet actually have almost no relation to the source. Where Tarkovsky took this into ambiguity and philosophic riffs, the original is more specific in its terms, dealing almost entirely with the massive criminal economy that springs up in the wake of a tremendous event (if you've ever wondered what the Zone actually is, here we're simply told in the first pages, but that doesn't [...]

    15. One of my unofficial goals from now until the end of the year is to go back to the books I speed-dated and kept at the end of last year and finish the dang things! Roadside Picnic is one of those, although I have another reason to read it that will soon be revealed.This is a story about the aftermath of a first contact event - except there wasn't as much contact as aliens treating Earth like a wait for it roadside picnic. They came in, destroying entire areas and rendering others unsafe for huma [...]

    16. ხო არსებობს ლიტერატურაში გარდამტეხი წიგნები, (არ მკითხოთ რომლები არიან, არ ვიცი ვერ ჩამოგითვლით. გამოგია რო არსებობს და მაგიტო ვწერ). ხოდა ესეც ერთ-ერთია - ამ წიგნმა მოახერხა და გარდა იმისა რ [...]

    17. Roadside Picnic is not your usual science fiction. Most first contact stories are founded on the fundamental assumption that aliens will find the human race worthy of their attention and interesting enough to engage with—even when the first contact being militaristic in nature, we know at least we are worth having resources wasted on us. But maybe what if they just came, stopped for a picnic, and moved on, leaving behind their equivalent to our plastic wrappers, used batteries, monkey wrenches [...]

    18. What will happen when human mind comes across transcendent phenomena?Roadside Picnic is an attempt of an answer to this impossible question.“The houses in the Plague Quarter are peeling and lifeless, but the windows are mostly intact, only so dirty that they look opaque. Now at night when you crawl by, you can see the glow inside, as if alcohol were burning in bluish tongues. That’s the hell slime radiating from the basement. But mostly it looks like an ordinary neighborhood, with ordinary h [...]

    19. Gripping Russian Science Fiction"Roadside Picnic" is a gripping science fiction story written while the U.S.S.R. was still alive and well, although it wasn't published until years after it was first written; and it took longer still for the original version (without cuts) to be published.The authors, two brothers, have an entirely original viewpoint. There are no American or British science fiction novels like this in any way.In a way the novella can be read as an indictment of capitalism. It ca [...]

    20. I’m an animal, you can see that I’m an animal. I have no words, they haven’t taught me the words; I don’t know how to think, those bastards didn’t let me learn how to think. But if you really are—all powerful, all knowing, all understanding—figure it out! Look into my soul, I know—everything you need is in there. It has to be. Because I’ve never sold my soul to anyone! It’s mine, it’s human! Figure out yourself what I want—because I know it can’t be bad! The hell with i [...]

    21. Strugatsky brothers have a cult following on the territories of the former Soviet Union; think Heinlein of the Soviets. This is probably their best-known novel internationally thanks to a movie Stalker by Tarkovsky and several video games by the same name. The main idea explained right in the prolog. 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 [...]

    22. Absolutely crazy good. A tight little bundle of joy concerning the aftermath of an alien visitation. This speaks to human behavior, the essence of intelligence, and a whole butt load of other wonderful philisophical and moral questions. Pure literature.

    23. You may have seen the 1979 Russian film Stalker, or Сталкер, but up until a couple of months ago, I had no idea it was based on a novel. Roadside Picnic is amazing. Though I have to say I love the film more, this is an excellent book with deep psychological undertones and numerous twisted plot devices.

    24. Well, this wasn't quite what I was expecting. I came into this knowing that the book was about the debris left behind by alien visitors to Earth, and that it posed questions around what humankind would do if we couldn't figure its mysteries. What if we found alien technology, and had no idea how to use it or for what purpose it might be used? What if we didn't know how it came to be here, never mind what it all might mean? I was expecting this to be a look at the issues of cross-cultural underst [...]

    25. This is the novel on which Andrea Tarkovsky based the motion picture Stalker. I have been an enormous fan of this film for years and was excited to finally get my hands on this novel. It wasn't so easy to do just 5 years ago. Thank you internet. An alien culture visits earth in several different locations. There is no human contact, and the aliens don't stay long. But they do leave behind a myriad collection of technological bits and an immediate landscape that is uninhabitable and very dangerou [...]

    26. The Visit occurred sometime in last half of the 20th century. Aliens dropped by earth, landing in six areas scattered across the globe. They stayed a few days and then they left. What becomes known as The Zones are the sites of their brief sojourn on our planet. Behind them they left landscapes where the laws of physic no longer apply, or have perhaps simply taken a vicious turn. They have also left odd detritus, objects of alien manufacture of immense interest to science and very profitable on [...]

    27. I SO enjoyed this short novel.After aliens stopped near their town and left a bleak area filled with their refuse, individuals called Stalkers make a living retrieving and selling the castoffs.The psycholgical and physiological effects of the visit haunt the book, as characters make sense of the things that are happening to them and around them.I finished this a couple days ago, and the atmosphere is still haunting to me, a sign to me of a piece of fiction I will remember for a long time

    28. Que historia más curiosa y original.La idea es genial y da mucho que pensar: unos extraterrestres visitan la tierra y dejan olvidados, un montón de trastos, artefactos y basura contaminante por doquier. ¿Y que hacen los humanos? pues recogerla, venderla, intentar entenderla y si no se entiende buscarle una utilidad para sacar algún provecho y los objetos peligrosos, que los hay y bastante chungos, se descartan.Me ha gustado mucho el símil con los picnics que montamos los humanos en los parq [...]

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