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Verlag: Chicago Review Press, 2012
Zustand: Near Fine. Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Verlag: Gollancz, 2001
Zustand: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Your purchase funds free job training and education in the greater Seattle area. Thank you for supporting Goodwills nonprofit mission!.
Verlag: Orion Publishing Co, London, 2023
Paperback. Zustand: new. Paperback. The Strugatsky brothers' poignant and introspective novel of first contact that inspired the classic film StalkerRed 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.Readers can't stop thinking about Roadside Picnic:'A story of a horrific yet fascinating place, a story of an ordinary and unlikable man just trying to get by, a philosophical interlude on humanity and its significance or lack thereof, of greed and wonder, and the fever dream of the soul scream. It still speaks to me' Goodreads reviewer'Such an intriguing setting for me, such an unusual take on alien interaction' Goodreads reviewer'It is a thought-provoking, hard-to-put down masterpiece, most probably the best introduction to Soviet science fiction. A must read for any sci-fi fan' Goodreads reviewer'A fantastic and creative exploration of what first contact might be like' Goodreads reviewer'The tone of the book is akin to that of some noir works, dark, gritty, getting darker and grittier as the tale wears on . . . Like many great books, the meaning of the ending is left up to the reader' Goodreads reviewer'A beautifully depressive and wonderfully atmospheric science fiction novel about life on Earth after an alien "Visitation" that leaves humans with more questions than answers . . . Once I started reading it today, I couldn't stop. The story captured my heart and held my attention' Goodreads reviewer 'This is the sort of book that you read and then immediately feel the need to lend it to someone you know so that they can experience and enjoy it themselves . . . I was truly astonished-by both the poignancy and the deceptive(?) simplicity of this relatively short novel' Goodreads reviewer 'Deft and supple . a truly superb tale' Theodore Sturgeon Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability.
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Verlag: Orion Publishing Co, United Kingdom, London, 2007
Paperback. Zustand: Very Good. 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. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged.
Verlag: Pocket Books, 1978
Paperback. Zustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, will have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.
Verlag: Science Fiction Book Club, 2014
Zustand: Good. Shows minimal wear such as frayed or folded edges, minor rips and tears, and/or slightly worn binding. May have stickers and/or contain inscription on title page. No observed missing pages.
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Verlag: Pocket, 1978
Soft cover. Zustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2 short novels. First mass-market paperback edition. VG; light overall cover wear; light readers crease. Scarce.
Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Please contact O'Connell's Bookshop Adelaide (est. 1957) to check availability etc. We have many thousands more books in our shop than appear on line. DJ has some tiny edge pieces missing and minor rubbing. (behind counter).
Verlag: Pocket Books, New York, 1978
Softcover. Zustand: Gut. 1. Auflage. Introduction by Theodore Sturgeon. Two short novels/ Soviet science fiction. In a protective plastic case. Some signs of wear and age, particuarly to edges of cover. The spine is slightly slanted and out of shape. The cover artwork and reading pages are still in good condition.
Readers Union. Newton Abbot. 1978. First edition, book club. 1978. DW. Pages browned otherwise a clean and fresh copy in wrapper that is worn and rubbed to edges and foxed to rear inside flap. A scarce book to find in hardback.
Verlag: Macmillan, 1977
Paperback. Zustand: very good. In Used Condition.
Hardcover. Zustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. Please contact O'Connell's Bookshop Adelaide (est. 1957) to check availability etc. We have many thousands more books in our shop than appear on line.
Verlag: Kangaroo Pocket Books, New York, 1978
Soft cover. Zustand: Very Good. 1st Edition. Extremely scarce edition of Strugatsky novels 'Tale of the Troika' and 'Roadside Picnic'. Owing to their association with the immortal director Andrei Tarkovsky, the Strugatsky brothers are nonetheless at the very pinnacle of Soviet Science Fiction. Their names stand alongside Zamyatin and Yefremov in the great pantheon of the Soviet literature. Page ends are yellowed, and corners of the cover are scuffled. Nonetheless this remains a fantastic piece of history, when the brothers began to find a popular audience outside of the Soviet Union. Roadside Picnic would famously serve as the blueprint for the seminal film Stalker , which in time would spawn an aesthetic category, historical verisimilitudes; the book has been linked with the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster and even the fall of the Soviet Union itself. A piece of history.
Verlag: The Folio Society, London, 2023
Anbieter: Karol Krysik Books ABAC/ILAB, IOBA, PBFA, Toronto, ON, Kanada
Hardcover. Zustand: Fine. Dave McKean (illustrator). Green cloth lettered in gilt, with decorated boards, marbled text block edges, nicely illustrated and produced, housed in a green cloth slipcase with image altering plastic window, for a slightly psychedelic look when removing the book. With the loose statement of limitation and 5 loose illustrations housed in a card folder. This edition limited to 600 numbered copies and 20 lettered copies and is signed by the artist Dave McKean. This is copy number 145. In perfect condition.
Verlag: Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1977
Hardcover. Zustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First UK edition, First Print. A True First Edition First Printing of the English language version. 'First Printing 1977' to copyright page as called for. A near fine unread copy in a near fine jacket, very small neat name to front end page. light dulling to jacket.
Verlag: Folio Society, London, 2023
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Hardcover. Zustand: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Limited to 600 hand-numbered copies. Illustrated and Signed by Dave McKean. Brand new copy. Signed by Author(s).
Verlag: Folio Society, UK, 2023
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Hardcover, Slipcased. Zustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: None issued. Dave McKean (illustrator). 1st Edition. Limited edition, number 199 of 600 - Illustrated, signed and remarqued by Dave McKean Introduced by Dave McKean Foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin Afterword by Boris Strugatsky Translated by Olena Bormashenko Featuring the phenomenal work of award-winning illustrator Dave McKean, this Folio edition of Roadside Picnic is a design-led celebration of the Strugatsky Brothers? sci-fi masterpiece, which also includes a fascinating new introduction by the artist. Years after the aliens have been and gone, six landing sites, or Zones, around the world still hold the mysterious remnants of the visitation. These include dangerous but valuable artefacts and, despite the unimaginable terror of these toxic wastelands, stalker Redrick Schuhart feels compelled to keep coming back, his life dominated by the illegal trade in alien products. An unsettling and unforgettable world, the Strugatsky Brothers? mind-bending novel is a hugely influential twist on a ?first-contact? story and was the inspiration for the Andrei Tarkovsky film Stalker. Every aspect of this remarkable edition radiates the shimmering, strangely compelling qualities of the Zones. Seven colour illustrations by award-winning illustrator Dave McKean visualise the Strugatsky Brothers? masterful storytelling with startling effect, while the binding is blocked in silver and gold foils. Two-colour printing and McKean?s intricately drawn endpapers make this the ultimate collector?s edition for science-fiction aficionados. Signed by Illustrator(s).
Verlag: MacMillan, New York, 1977
Anbieter: TBCL The Book Collector's Library, Montreal, QC, Kanada
Hardcover. First Edition. First Edition. Hardcover. Rarely seen in any condition, this is a rare collectible copy. Certainly the most important of Soviet science-fiction writers are the brothers Strugatsky [Arkady and Boris]. Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris (authors), Theodore Sturgeon (introduction). ROADSIDE PICNIC / TALE OF THE TROIKA. New York: Macmillan, 1977. First Edition in English. First American Edition. 8vo., 245pp. Quarter maroon cloth over blue paper covered boards, stamped silver at the spine. A very fine, fresh example in a very fine bright dust wrapper. A brilliant example of the book which served as the basis for Andrei Tarkovsky's masterful 1979 film, "Stalker," for which the Strugatskys co-wrote the screenplay. Certainly the most important of Soviet science-fiction writers are the brothers Strugatsky [Arkady and Boris] whose popularity extends throughout Europe & America. Their cannon of works illuminates the S-F world & their highlight is Roadside Picnic / Tale of the Troika translated masterfully by Antonina W. Bouis [Russian: Piknik na obochine]. The preface to the first English & First American edition was written by Theodore Sturgeon. ". . . The Strugatskys posit that the Earth experiences a brief visit from extraterrestrials, who leave behind them - well, call it litter, such as might be left by you and me (in one of our less socially conscious moments) after a roadside picnic. The nature of these discards, products of an utterly alien technology, defies most earthly logic, to say nothing of earthly analytical science, and their potential is limitless. Warp these potentials into all-too-human goals - the quest for pure knowledge for its own sake, the search for new devices, new techniques, to achieve new heights in human well-being; the striving for profit, with its associated competitiveness; and the ravenous thirst for new and more terrible weapons - and you have the framework of this amazing short novel. Add the Strugatskys' deft and supple handling of loyalty and greed, of friendship and love, of despair and frustration and loneliness, and you have a truly superb tale, ending most poignantly in what can only be called a blessing. You won't forget it. Tale of a Troika is a very different thing indeed--so different that it might have been written by quite different authors - which is the highest possible tribute to the authors' versatility. How much you like it will depend on your taste for satire and lampoon. It is, in nature, reminiscent of Lem's Memoirs Found in a Bathtub, with (and here I confess to a highly subjective evaluation) one important difference: Lem's approach and style are, in comparison, unleavened, no matter how deeply he plunges into the surrealistic and the absurd. The cumulative effect is Kafkaesque horror. The Strugatsky fury - and it is fury: disgust with hypocrisy, with bureaucratic bumbling, with self-serving, self-saving distortions of logic and of truth and of initially decent human motivations - their fury is laced with laughter, rich with scorn, effervescent with the comic spirit. One has to search back to Alice's tea party to find a scene as mad as the chamber of the Troika; yet, in retrospect, one realizes that one has experienced a profoundly serious work, since every bent line illuminates a straight one, all illogic signifies the purity from which it has departed. A word of appreciation must be extended to Ms. Antonina W. Bouis, the translator of these short novels. Russian I do not know; fiction I do; and I must honor anyone who can so deftly pass emotion, character dimension, even conversational idiom, through so formidable a barrier". - Theodore Sturgeon, San Diego, California 1976. The story was written by the Strugatsky brothers in 1971 (the first outlines written January 18 - 27, 1971 in Leningrad, with the final version completed between October 28 & November 3, 1971 in Komarovo . It was first published in the Avrora literary magazine in 1972, issues 7 - 10. Parts of it were published in t.