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Andrei Tarkovsky

Masterworks Spotlight: Monday Starts on Saturday

We are delighted to be featuring another wonderful piece of SF from the masters of Soviet-era SF, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky!  Best known for the wonderful Roadside Picnic – memorably filmed as Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky  the Strugatsky Brothers are responsible for some of the most incisive science fiction to come from behind the Iron […]

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On This Day: Arkady Strugatsky Died

On this day in 1991, Arkady Strugatsky died in Moscow. A graduate of the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, he worked as a teacher and interpreter of English and Japanese until 1955, when he began working as an editor and writer. Three years later, he began the collaboration with his brother, Boris,which would last the […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Roadside Picnic

Soviet bothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky began to collaborate in the early 1950s. Before this Arkady studied English and Japanese, working as a technical translator and editor, and Boris was a computer mathematician at Pulkovo astronomical observatory. They are the authors of a body of highly regarded science fiction – including Monday Begins on Saturday […]

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