ARKADY (1925-1991) AND BORIS (1933-2012) STRUGATSKY are perhaps the most celebrated names in Soviet science fiction. Their collaborative works became immensely popular in the 1960s and 1970s for their rejection of Stalin-era totalitarianism and their use of rich, colloquial language. One of the Strugatskys' most famous novels, Piknik na Obochine (Roadside Picnic), was turned into the movie Stalker, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.
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