Book Discussion-Roadside Picnic

*****Date changed due to a scheduling conflict at the Ivy*****

Join us in March to read this Soviet-Era classic, now back in print after nearly 30 years, with material previously expunged by the Soviet government.

An event called the "visitation" has occured in a dozen locations around the worlds.  Aliens land and after two day leave, permanently altering the zones they landed in and leaving behind valuable and dangerous artifacts.

http://www.amazon.com/Roadside-Picnic-Rediscovered-Classics-Strugatsky/dp/1613743416/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359399275&sr=1-1&keywords=roadside+picnic

The Ivy will have copies availible at a 10% discount to "Other Worlds" Members.

 

Brian

 

 

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  • Lisa K.

    I'll be in Washington DC for a FIRST Robotics Event. http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/

    March 26, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Are you building skynet?

      April 10, 2013

    • Ben

      Since FRC is about teaching / motivating high school students, I believe the appropriate question is: Are THEY going to build Skynet? Cue ominous music.

      Though that'd be more likely if stuff like http://xkcd.com/689/­ wasn't illegal. Shame.

      1 · April 10, 2013

  • Layne

    Hey all, I finished the book, and just rented the movie that's based on the book--Stalker. It's only available by disc through Netflix, but I thought I'd mention its existence in case anyone wants to discuss the merits of the film adaptation :)

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • Nate

      good discussion better people

      March 31, 2013

  • Ben

    Roadside Picnic provoked a lot of deep discussion, probably because of how the authors left story elements open-ended, intimated larger themes, and outlined characters so that they were both interesting and open to interpretation. The book was positively received by every attendee, which is surprisingly a first for meetings I've attended. On top of that, I got to meet a bunch of interesting people I hadn't met before, so all together, it was an enjoyable evening!

    2 · March 29, 2013

    • Meg W.

      I agree!

      March 29, 2013

    • Nate

      hey I want to get in a knock down drag down fight with you over what is intelligence Ben!!! No not really but still. Always good to hear your great insight though!!!

      March 31, 2013

  • Brian D.

    If anyone else wants to buy a copy from the IVY let me know and I will have them re-order.

    March 12, 2013

  • Colleen

    Stopped by the bookshop today and think I scooped up their last copy.

    1 · February 24, 2013

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