Roadside Picnic
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Roadside Picnic

by Boris Strugatsky, Arkady Strugatsky
Release date: 1977
Original title: Пикник на обочине
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction
Tags: translation

The original novel was published in 1972.

Red Schuhart is a stalker,one of those misfits who are compelled,in spite of the extreme danger,to venture illegaly into the Zone to collect the mysterious artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products.Even the nature of his mutant daughter has been determined by the Zone. And it is for her that he makes his last,tragic foray into the hazardous and hostile territory.

(updated 2014-09-28)

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