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Boris Strugatsky (1933–2012)

Författare till Picknick vid vägkanten

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Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a visa mer KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Boris Strugatsky

Picknick vid vägkanten (1972) — Efterord, vissa utgåvor; Författare — 3,673 exemplar
Svårt att vara gud : [roman] (1964) 1,025 exemplar
Måndag börjar på lördag : [science fiction] (1965) — Förord, vissa utgåvor; Författare — 641 exemplar
The Doomed City (1989) 456 exemplar
The Dead Mountaineer's Inn (1970) — Författare — 421 exemplar
Definitivt kanske (1976) 374 exemplar
The Snail on the Slope (1968) 298 exemplar
The Time Wanderers (1986) 215 exemplar
Prisoners of Power (1971) 185 exemplar
Noon: 22nd Century (1961) 154 exemplar
The Final Circle of Paradise (1965) — Författare, vissa utgåvor; Författare, vissa utgåvor148 exemplar
The Ugly Swans (1972) 138 exemplar
Far Rainbow (1963) 93 exemplar
Space Mowgli (1984) — Författare — 79 exemplar
One billion years to the end of the world (2017) — Författare — 76 exemplar
Space Apprentice (1981) 43 exemplar
Sagan om trojkan : [roman] (1977) 40 exemplar
Хромая судьба (1982) 37 exemplar
Gesammelte Werke 3 (2011) 23 exemplar
Obitaemyy ostrov (1990) 20 exemplar
Khishchnye Veshchi Veka (1999) 19 exemplar
Escape Attempt [novella] (1962) 18 exemplar
Alien Zones: Roadside Picnic / Hard to Be a God (2014) — Författare — 11 exemplar
Atomvulkan Golkonda (1961) — Författare — 10 exemplar
Strana Bagrovykh Tuch (1997) 10 exemplar
Destination Amaltheia (1960) — Författare — 7 exemplar
VIERAS AVARUUDESTA — Författare — 5 exemplar
Sex tändstickor (1958) — Författare — 5 exemplar
Die Ohnmächtigen (2007) 4 exemplar
Disquiet (2011) 4 exemplar
The Molecular Cafe 3 exemplar
Kontakt med verdensrommet (1984) 3 exemplar
Kapitän Bykow (2013) — Författare — 3 exemplar
Время учеников (1996) 2 exemplar
The Gigantic Fluctuation (1962) 2 exemplar
Bezmocní tohoto světa (2015) 1 exemplar
Bezsilni tego świata (2004) 1 exemplar
O Besouro no Formigueiro (1999) 1 exemplar
1961-1963 (2018) 1 exemplar
Fuga nel futuro 1 exemplar
Poor cruel folk 1 exemplar
Space Mowgli 1 exemplar
Short Stories 1 exemplar
Poor Cruel Folk 1 exemplar
Kommentarii k proidjonnomu (2003) 1 exemplar

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The World Treasury of Science Fiction (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 895 exemplar
The Big Book of Science Fiction (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 424 exemplar
Soviet Science Fiction (1962) — Bidragsgivare — 139 exemplar
Path into the Unknown (1966) — Författare — 137 exemplar
More Soviet Science Fiction (1962) — Bidragsgivare — 96 exemplar
The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar
Vortex: New Soviet Science Fiction (1970) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar
Zodiakens tjugo hus (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 44 exemplar
Red Star Tales: A Century of Russian and Soviet Science Fiction (2015) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
Det sidste spørgsmål og andre historier (1973) — Författare, vissa utgåvor6 exemplar
Jules Verne-magasinet 368 (1987) — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Hva' nu hvis -? : science fiction - fremtidstænkning (1989) — Författare, vissa utgåvor1 exemplar


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A difficult read but worthwhile for its original idea. If after reading you are tempted to see the movie “Stalker” then you are likely to be disappointed. It’s long and painfully slow and there are no alien artifacts, which removes the main reason that stalkers go to the zone. We have to believe that they can earn a living by taking clients to visit a mysterious room that grants wishes.
darrow | 134 andra recensioner | Jun 9, 2024 |
"Want a drink?"
"Thank you, I don't drink."
"How about a smoke?"
"Sorry, I don't smoke either."
"God damn it," I say. "Then what do you need money for?"
Jon_Hansen | 134 andra recensioner | Apr 6, 2024 |
This book pretty much sums up everything I love about Strugatskies - vivid language, dark humour, irony, sarcastic view of the world we live in and problems we face, unique atmosphere that you want to plunge into, believable and relatable characters, and above it all, what makes it really special - deep meaning, philosophical questions, something to think about when you put the book down.
AsimGasimzade | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 4, 2024 |
I picked this up in bookstore because I was intrigued by the cover. And I have to admit this was very interesting SF story that reads like blend of Time Patrol and Foundation. We follow agents from very advanced humanity civilization from planet Earth (years in the future from now) as they try to subtly guide the humans living on distant planet (this seems to be a colony that is completely cutoff from Earth and is not aware of its very existence). Goal is to direct that society from existing medieval-like state towards the advancements in science and society in general so they can prosper and develop into enlightened society that can (re)establish links with Earth.

Authors excellently portray the dilemma these agents have on how to properly direct this society when one has access to advanced technology and knowledge (they are gods in this society for all the means and purposes) but needs to remain in shadows and must not use full powers overtly. All the agents are very emphatic and first and foremost they are humans, meaning they cannot live outside their surroundings and they get touched by all the violence and hard-living conditions of the locals. When they see how society slowly starts to degrade and spiral into reminiscent of Earth's [very] dark age (all caused by unknown variable that popped up unexpectedly - person very similar to Mule from Foundation series) they have to chose whether to continue their undercover guidance from the shadows, trying to save as many people with skills and knowledge as possible, or take active role. And they know that taking active role in leading the society (organizing peasants, fighting wars and revolutions) while that same society can be easily influenced, swayed and forced on the wrong path is something that will only bring more conflict and wont solve anything in the long run.

While they try to guard the civilization they are aware that single-mindedness, superstition and complete social inflexibility cannot be so easily overcome. How does one communicate with non-compromising people that are used to violence and living under the iron ruthless rule of aristocracy. How can people that are kept under very bad conditions of life, constantly on the lookout for ruler's spies and snitches, chased because of knowledge or because of thinking that contradicts the established dogma .... how can one expect people to approach the life from different perspective. Once tyranny puts people into the ground it takes generations to create free thinking society back again.

In all honesty I did not expect the book to be so contemporary. But again considering that authors come from Russia they are more than aware how society can be easily degraded and how difficult it is to recover.

Excellent novel, translation was so good it was pure joy to read the story.

Highly recommended to all fans of SF and especially SF readers that enjoy social aspects of the story.
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Zare | 27 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |



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