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    Arkady Strugatsky ´ 2 Read & download PDF (Пикник на обочине) SF writers typically approach alien contact in grandiose terms but the Strugatsky brothers wonder instead What if it is like a 'Roadside Picnic?' Aliens trekking through space find they have to rest a spell and land on Terra for lunch a little r r perhaps a smoke After an interval however long it takes for an

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    Arkady Strugatsky ´ 2 Read & download Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Arkady Strugatsky PDF (Пикник на обочине) When people talk about the special feel of Russian literature I tend to shrug it away as yet another point of confusion Westerners have with anything Slavic But when I tried to explain the feeling this book evoked in me to a few Westerners I startlingly realized that it just feels so essentially Russian may indee

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    PDF (Пикник на обочине) ”Intelligence is the attribute of man that separates his activity from that of the animals It’s a kind of attempt to distinguish the master from the dog who seems to understand everything but can’t speak However this trivial definition does lead to wittier ones They are based on depressing observations of the aforementioned human activi

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    PDF (Пикник на обочине) Review updated on October 26 2018A group read with Elena Lee and Sarah I will update the list if other people will join later You have to make the good out of the bad because that is all you have got to make it out of—Robert Penn WarrenThe epigraph of the book is so perfect I simply had to uote it Strugatsky brothers have a cult following on the territories of the former Soviet Union; think Heinlein of the Soviets in t

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    PDF (Пикник на обочине) In April 1986 a major nuclear disaster took place at the Chernobyl power plant an hour’s drive north of Kiev then USSR A radioactive cloud spread across the whole of Europe in the following days Millions were contaminated The nearby city of

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Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Arkady Strugatsky Arkady Strugatsky ´ 2 Read & download Free read ↠ Пикник на обочине 102 Schaste dlya vsex i pust nikto ne ujdyot obizhennym Znakovye slovaSHedevr bratev Strugackix ZHyostkaya. When people talk about the special feel of Russian literature I tend to shrug it away as yet another point of confusion Westerners have with anything Slavic But when I tried to explain the feeling this book evoked in me to a few Westerners I startlingly realized that it just feels so essentially Russian may indeed be a valid description that encompasses the soul searching ambiguity the pursuit of deeper truths shrouded in light sadness the frustrating but yet revealing lack of answers to the clear divide between right and wrong and the heart shattering scream of soulThis is a story of the aftermath of the aliens visit to our planet Well a visit may be too grand of a word It seems dishearteningly likely that the space visitors made little notice of us that their visit here was little but a roadside picnic a uick stop in the middle of nowhere a break after which they left to never be seen again leaving only a bit of waste behind them the relics worth uite a bit of money and a toxic area the Zone where humans cannot survive where the invisible effects of something inside it inflict permanent scars mental and physical on those brave or foolish enough to venture inside it It was hard for me to believe that this book was written years before the catastrophic explosion at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station an explosion that left a Zone full of deadly invisible poison affecting those in it or near it with ghost city that once was full of people and now is just a shell of a disasterNo wonder that in popular culture Chernobyl and Strugatsky s stalker became intertwined The disheartening insignificance of the contact goes well against the well established rules of science fiction There was no communication no contact nothing It appears that despite the hopes of all the sci fi writers over decades we were not that interesting to the other intelligence actually we probably weren t even worth noticing Just a matter of fact uick purposeless roadstop and a bunch of refuse which still proceeds to affect the lives of people around the mysterious Zones A picnic Picture a forest a country road a meadow Cars drive off the country road into the meadow a group of young people get out carrying bottles baskets of food transistor radios and cameras They light fires pitch tents turn on the music In the morning they leave The animals birds and insects that watched in horror through the long night creep out from their hiding places And what do they see Old spark plugs and old filters strewn around Rags burnt out bulbs and a monkey wrench left behind And of course the usual mess apple cores candy wrappers charred remains of the campfire cans bottles somebody s handkerchief somebody s penknife torn newspapers coins faded flowers picked in another meadow Echoing the insignificance of humanity is the insignificance of the main character Red Schuhart is a stalker a riffraff taking freuent uick forays into the Zone to smuggle out the alien artifacts that are valued on the black market undeterred by having to live on the outside of the law always at risk of horrific side effects or death inside and imprisonment outside He does what he does not for any noble purpose but simply because there s little else to do He is a common guy ordinary inconseuential average hard hit by life His goals are not noble just survival In life he is a bottomfeeder It s underscored many times how inconseuential Red is and maybe it s precisely why his plight has such an appeal to us After all despite the bravado most of us carry no illusions of our own significance in the grand scheme of thingsThe visits to the Zone that we undertake with Red and his less cynical wide eyed companions first ill fated Kirill then just as ill fated Arthur are harrowing in a peculiarly surreal fashion It s not about what s happening it s about the possibility of something unknown yet dreadful happening the nerves set completely on the edge the uneasiness of tense anticipation You can feel the characters on the verge of snapping and the uneasy feeling is omnipresentAnd yes in the true Russian and Soviet fashion the politics are very much in the background of this story even if it s written as though it s seemingly apolitical The idea of little people affected by the bigger things that are out of their reach The caution of us unable to understand and come to grasp with even the refuse of the outside civilization The endless corruption that always seen to almost spontaneously spring into being The mundane drone hopelessness of being just cogs in the machine The hollowness of the society The bitterness of a small person when faced with something larger be it other worlds or the government or the powers that we do not understand or humanity itselfAnd yet there is something akin to hope in the end or on the other thought maybe there is not Redrick s semi delusional solilouy at the end of the book in the sight of the mysterious Golden Sphere the feverish desperate pleading semi rational painful revelation as he with horror realizes that My whole life I haven t had a single thought that they ve cheated me left me voiceless in the semi delirious haze is his final scream of soul speech a fierce ray of hope for us or is it another lost desperate delusional scream into the void Maybe there s no answer after all And he was no longer trying to think He just kept repeating to himself in despair like a prayer I m an animal you can see that I m an animal I have no words they haven t taught me the words I don t know how to think those bastards didn t let me learn how to think But if you really are all powerful all knowing all understanding figure it out Look into my soul I know everything you need is in there It has to be Because I ve never sold my soul to anyone It s mine it s human Figure out yourself what I want because I know it can t be bad The hell with it all I just can t think of a thing other than those words of his HAPPINESS FREE FOR EVERYONE AND LET NO ONE BE 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Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Arkady Strugatsky Arkady Strugatsky ´ 2 Read & download Free read ↠ Пикник на обочине 102 Gadochnoj Zony i luchshego iz eyo stalkerov Reda SHuxarta po prezhnemu trevozhit i budorazhit chitatel. Russian SCI FII think the accurate description was would be Soviet era SCI FI as apparently the Strugatsky brothers had uite the time getting it past censors and published One wonders if the 145 page novella began as a Tolstoy esue behemoth and the rest wound up on the comrade editor s floorThis is a very novel approach to a first contact story The title comes from the idea that alien artifacts that have been left behind in zones throughout the world were not deliberately left but are rather the detritus of a brief galactic stop over on back water Terra on the way to somewhere elseThere are other ideas about the aliens and what they left behind and why Told from the perspective of a stalker a kind of prospector or poacher who enters the zones to collect the artifacts and sell them It s a dangerous job as the zones are radioactive or magical or something as illness mutation and death stalk the alleyways and empty streets in an eerie prophesy of Chernobyl years after this was publishedSF fans will draw comparisons to Frederik Pohl s 1977 novel Gateway because of the profitable but hazardous collection of alien relics But whereas Pohl s novel was hard SF this had the Russian literature undercurrent of depression and morose introspectionThis was very influential and even contained a Vonnegut reference a classic in the genre and a must read for fans

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Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Arkady Strugatsky Arkady Strugatsky ´ 2 Read & download Free read ↠ Пикник на обочине 102 Beskonechno uvlekatelnaya i v to zhe vremya beskonechno filosofskaya knigaVremya idyot No istoriya za. I play video games now and again but I don t care about being good at them I m not competitive about my skills I m interested in the story the characters and the world After a particularly irritating series of losing battles I frustratedly told a friend I don t want to have to spend a bunch of time practicing and becoming an expert just to get on with the story It would be like having to read the same page of the book over and over until I got it right and could proceed to the endIsn t that exactly what you do spend your time doing with books He replied Haven t you just described literary analysisHmmA while ago as most of you probably know Roger Ebert wrote an article declaring that Video Games Can Never Be Art Predictably this caused a huge backlash opening up a large and messy debate Ebert tired of being the center of this discussion made a follow up response where he declared that he had no definition for Art which would exclude video games that he had not played them and hence was in no position to judge but that he was not going to take back his statement I read the articles and I agree with Tycho from Penny Arcade that Ebert never made any arguments which reuire refutation Since Ebert does not know video games he never says anything which would disualify them as art Just because they started as simple little machines you pumped coins into doesn t mean they can t be art that s how films started after allUnfortunately I don t feel that the defenders of Video Games as Art have done a great job of making their points either and I found Kellee Santiago s much lauded TED presentation simplistic and full of errors in reasoning never really touching on what makes art or why games should be included But I have personally had many experiences with video games that were as touching thought provoking entertaining and beautiful as works in any other medium In fact the plot characters romances and moral uandaries of the Baldur s Gate series are not just better than the game s novelization but are a heartfelt and thorough exploration of epic fantasy than most modern authors I could namePlanescape Torment by the same publishers is a wildly surreal existential exploration touching on many philosophies and calling into uestion the very nature of reality and of identity It is a revolutionary exploration of the genre that is often thoughtful and subtle than Mieville s Perdido Street StationThese games and others combine complex thoughtful plots psychologically deep characters who change throughout the story beautiful graphic art music cinematography philosophical explorations and humor to create uniue visions of human experience Ebert asks whether we can point to games that are as good as the greatest works of art Perhaps not but then videogames have only been around for thirty years and I d be hard pressed to name a novel of the last thirty years that is as good as the greatest literary works Certainly there are videogames which are superior to many works of art from other mediaAnd one such game is STALKER which is loosely based on the Strugatsys book at last we re getting somewhere I came across the game played and enjoyed it all without knowing anything about the book that inspired it The game is one of the most disturbing and horrifying stories I have ever been through in any medium The subtly unsettling build of the game affected me than any horror movie or book As a bleak lonely post apocalyptic world I found it far touching than The Road which Ebert holds up as an example of modern artBut for me video games have never been about the puzzles the fights the winning or losing it s about the story the experience the uiet moments which define a world You come to a campfire in the grey light of the early morning tired your mind numb from a firefight in the dark having stumbled into the midst of a group of nervous men who fired at the half seen movement A twig snaps and bodies lie still There is a misting rain You sit uietly for a moment watching the grass waving just letting everything fall away You approach the fire There on the ground beside you half buried in the dirt is a skull a pelvis Yeah Me too you think So as I do with any story I like I sought out the game s roots and inspirations hoping it would lead me to something eually enjoyable Which is how I found Tarkovsky s film which has become one of my favorites and which I prefer to the better known SolarisAnd that lead me to Roadside Picnic a backwards trip through time from furthest inspiration back to the source It s such an intriguing setting for me such an unusual take on alien interaction It is so dehumanized so remote that to me it feels much realistic much comprehensible than men in rubber suits making space war Which is to say it isn t comprehensible it s one thing we cannot understand no matter how hard we try but which we must live with every day muddling throughThe central concept of Roadside Picnic is one that has shown up elsewhere from David Foster Wallace s Infinite Jest explored here to the explicit homage in H John Harrison s Nova Swing But it s really not surprising as there is a kind of universal Jungian appeal to the concept of the Wish Granter hidden in the Land of DeathBut for me the exploration in Roadside Picnic never went deep enough so that I constantly wished for Not for understanding or exposition uite the opposite I wanted of those silent moments time to stare into the abyss to be confronted with the nameless the unnameable and the smallness of man I wanted of what the Tarkovsky film gave me the silent ponderousness with which man meets the Great MysteryThe book had too many explanations and digressions about itself things I wished I could have seen could have passed by uncomprehending instead of being told about them later as a mass of theories and explanations The film was full of digressions as well but these were always about man about the eternal uestions which alienation brought to the forefront These only served to deepen the mystery since they danced always around it avoiding it though I will say not all of these digressions were necessary or welcome especially when it turned characters into mouthpiecesSimilarly what I missed from the game was the isolation the way the blackness was always there patiently waiting just beyond the lamplight of your false security and also the moments of unexpected surreality which inspired such gripping terror There is a definite Lovecraftian element and if we have learned anything from Lovecraft s followers it s that long explanations are the best way to kill a monsterI enjoyed the book s slow burn the gradual psychological progression that these men who had looked into the darkness and come away harrowed in time they turned on one another in their fear and isolation counterfeiting an enemy of flesh to represent the insensible incomprehensible enemy which they faced each day The degradation of family community and identity in the face of encroaching darkness lent the characters an introverted desperation which was very engaging and very RussianIt was also an effective and subtle satire of the impersonal brutality of government which was why this book went unpublished so long in Russia In the end it only reached publication in censored form There is an author approved version from the past decade but it s too grand a hope to think we might see an English translation of it There is simply not enough demand for a small cult sci fi book which is a shameThe translation I read was a bit stilted and there were many opportunities for subtlety which I could feel but not uite comprehend I wish it had been personal less built on dialogues after the fact that it had closely approached the horrific implications of the world and that it had given us time to come to termsBut I don t get a say Well not yet Though with all authors writing becomes the act of telling those stories you were always looking for but never found you must create them for yourself And that s part of the final barrier between video games and art Can the audience participate in art Does that destroy its vision Does the undecided ending of Inception make it less art because it invites the audience to participate in that endingMoreover is art not art to the people who create it because they decide its outcome That is a part of Ebert s argument I for one look forward to a future where I can have participation in the art I consume and it s a desire creators recognize I get alternate endings re imagined remakes adaptations which take liberties from their inspirationPerhaps some day soon we will live in a world where we do not define the uality of stories by what device they are played on

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  • Пикник на обочине
  • Arkady Strugatsky
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  • 14 April 2019
  • 9785425040206