The Snail On The Slope By Arkady Strugatsky -

monday starts on saturday boris strugatsky arkady - arkady and boris strugatsky were famous and popular russian writers of science fiction with more than twenty five novels and novellas to their names including roadside picnic hard to be a god the doomed city the inhabited island the snail on the slope the dead mountaineer s inn and definitely maybe their books have been widely translated and made into a number of films, hard to be a god wikipedia - premise and themes the novel follows anton an undercover operative from the future planet earth in his mission on an alien planet that is populated by human beings whose society has not advanced beyond the middle ages the novel s core idea is that human progress throughout the centuries is often cruel and bloody and that religion and blind faith can be effective tools of oppression, red star tales a century of russian and soviet science - this is an impressive and ambitious anthology that reflects an admirably high quality of editorial skill and translator acumen it is a clear marriage of pleasure and academic rigor as practiced by an estimable group of scholars and translators a singularly enjoyable and scholarly book that should serve as a gateway to russian science fiction for readers of every stripe, dead man s letters wikipedia - dead man s letters russian translit pis ma myortvogo cheloveka also known as letters from a dead man is a 1986 soviet science fiction film feature film directorial debut by konstantin lopushansky it was screened at the international critics week section of the cannes film festival in 1987 the film received the fipresci prize at the, geeks of doom entertainment news for geeks - back in march we saw a teaser trailer for leprechaun returns the eighth entry in the horror franchise now a full trailer for leprechaun returns has arrived the movie is actually a direct, fantasy literature fantasy and science fiction book and - time for our fourth annual speculative fiction haiku contest anyone can do this as a reminder here are the rules for haiku the typical subject matter is nature but if you decide to be traditional you must give it a fantasy science fiction or horror twist