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A New Translation of The One Russian Science Fiction Novel You Absolutely Must Read

The great Russian science fiction author Boris Strugatsky died today in Saint Petersburg at 79. He and his brother Arkady (who died in 1991) wrote some of the most iconic works of Soviet science fiction. In their honor, we are republishing this review of the most recent translation of one of their most famous works, … » 11/19/12 2:08pm 11/19/12 2:08pm

A New Translation of The One Russian Science Fiction Novel You Absolutely Must Read

If you're going to read just one Soviet-era Russian science fiction novel, it should be Arkady and Boris Strugatsky's dark, ambiguous Roadside Picnic. Originally written in the early 1970s, it's back in print in English after 30 years, with a brand-new translation by Olena Bormashenko and a riveting afterword by… » 5/09/12 7:00am 5/09/12 7:00am