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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Today I got a copy of Roadside Picnic, by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It's a new translation that has all the material that the Strugatsky's wished to publish and shall replace the older English text. I hear that the original Russian text was not accepted by the Soviet authorities (I think Komsomol, the Soviet youth organisation). They wanted a more upbeat ending and demanded that some passages be scrapped or changed. The authors had no choice but to comply.
This new English edition is beautifully produced in paperback, has a Foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin, and an Afterword by Boris Strugatsky. The publisher is The Chicago Review Press.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Let us know how it goes George please.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:12 am 
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Keep meaning to get round to Roadside Picnic. My brother-in-law tells me it's very good.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:19 am 
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Will do, Roy. I hope to read it soon.


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