Roadside Picnic

Author: Boris Strugatsky,Arkady Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473208734

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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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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Alien Life Imagined

Communicating the Science and Culture of Astrobiology

Author: Mark Brake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521491290

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
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Monday Starts on Saturday

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473202221

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When young programmer Alexander Ivanovich Privalov picks up two hitchhikers while driving in Karelia, he is drawn into the mysterious world of the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, where research into magic is serious business. And where science, sorcery and socialism meet, can chaos be far behind?
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The Doomed City

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322229X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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It is a mysterious city whose sun is switched on in the morning and switched off at night, bordered by an abyss on one side and an impossibly high wall on the other. Its inhabitants are people who were plucked from twentieth-century history at various times and places and left to govern themselves, advised by Mentors whose purpose seems inscrutable. This is life in the Experiment. Andrei Voronin, a young astronomer plucked from Leningrad in the 1950s, is a die-hard believer in the Experiment, even though his first job in the city is as a garbage collector. As increasingly nightmarish scenarios begin to affect the city, he rises through the political hierarchy, with devastating effect.
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Hard To Be A God

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473208300

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced knowledge than the society around him, he is forbidden to interfere with the natural progress of history. His place is to observe rather than interfere - but can he remain aloof in the face of so much cruelty and injustice ...?
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Monday Begins on Saturday

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473202214

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When young programmer Alexander Ivanovich Privalov picks up two hitchhikers while driving in Karelia, he is drawn into the mysterious world of the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, where research into magic is serious business. And where science, sorcery and socialism meet, can chaos be far behind?
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The Snail on the Slope

Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473228298

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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ENTER THE ADMINISTRATION Peretz spends his days navigating the bureaucracy of the Administration, the institute tasked with governing the Forest below. Except no one ever seems to go there, and his attempts only trap him further within the workings of this strange organisation. ENTER THE FOREST Candide cannot remember how he got to the Forest, and he is certain he belongs somewhere else. Determined to escape, he finds that all paths lead him round strange bends and into encounters with bizarre creatures. NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS This classic SF novel sees Boris and Arkady Strugatsky meditate on how little man can understand of the wider world, and in doing so produce one of the great literary works to come out of Soviet Russia.
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The Snail on the Slope

Author: ARKADY. STRUGATSKY STRUGATSKY (BORIS.),Boris Strugatsky

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 9781473228283

Category:

Page: 256

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ENTER THE ADMINISTRATION Peretz spends his days navigating the bureaucracy of the Administration, the institute tasked with governing the Forest below. Except no one ever seems to go there, and his attempts only trap him further within the workings of this strange organisation. ENTER THE FOREST Candide cannot remember how he got to the Forest, and he is certain he belongs somewhere else. Determined to escape, he finds that all paths lead him round strange bends and into encounters with bizarre creatures. NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS This classic SF novel sees Boris and Arkady Strugatsky meditate on how little man can understand of the wider world, and in doing so produce one of the great literary works to come out of Soviet Russia.
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