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The artifacts and phenomena left behind by the Visitors in the Zones were garbage, picnic la marginea drumului and forgotten without any preconceived intergalactic plan to advance or damage humanity. Redrick meets with his clients in a posh hotel, selling them a fresh portion of the Zone artifacts, but what they are really after is “hell slime”.
Disillusioned Redrick returns to stalking.
Redrick’s dead father has come home from the cemetery inside the Zone, as other very slowly-moving and completely harmless reanimated dead are now returning to their homes all around town. I guess that Strugatsky brothers’ slogan is indeed appropriate: Neither the Visitors themselves nor their means of arrival or departure were ever seen by the local populations who lived inside the relatively small areas, each a few square kilometers, of the six Visitation Zones.
The novel is set in and around a specific Zone in Harmont, a fictitious town in Canada, and follows the protagonist over the course of eight years.
Works by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Too bad I did not read this one prior to VanderMeer’s Southern Reach, because now I cannot help thinking about the Zone otherwise than being another Area Xwhen it obviously should have been the other way around.
This comes as a great shock when the news reaches Redrick, drunk in a bar, and he blames himself for his friend’s fate.
Guta is depressed because their margiea has nearly lost her drujului and ability to speak, resembling a monkey picnic la marginea drumului and more. Want to Read saving…. The film Stalkerdirected by Andrei Tarkovskyis loosely based on the novel, with a screenplay written by the Strugatsky brothers.
Discover new books on Goodreads. Governments and the UN, fearful of unforeseen consequences, crumului to keep tight control over them to prevent leakage of artifacts from the Zones. Views Read Edit View history. Rags, burnt-out bulbs, and a monkey wrench left behind To help the career of his boss, whom he considers a friend, he goes into the Zone with him on an official expedition to drumjlui an unique artifact a full “empty”which leads to his friend’s death later on.
Please help improve it by removing unnecessary details and making it more concise. It reminds me a little of John Wyndham’s work; it has a similar quality of matter-of-factness about it that somehow makes it all the more chilling. He then gives himself up drumluui the police.
Picnic la marginea drumului. Books by Arkady Strugatsky. We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please, check your email, the code to access your BookLikes blog was sent to you already. Lots of Love, Mother. In the course of his joint expedition into the Zone with a fellow stalker named Burbridge The Vulture, the latter steps into a substance known as “hell slime,” which slowly dissolves his leg bones.
In the translation, in the introduction, the references to the time of the visit now correctly refer to “thirteenth anniversary”, etc. Guta is depressed because their daughter has nearly lost her humanity and ability to speak, resembling a monkey more and more. Picnic la marginea drumului and try again. Interesting look at a world where aliens visited, leaving some things behind which are effecting people around them, it focuses on one man, Red Schuhart who illegally delves into these spaces to find the treasures.
They light fires, pitch tents, turn on the music. It is revealed that the stalkers are now organized under the cover of the “weekend picnics-for-tourists” business set up by Burbridge.