Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those strange misfits who are compelled by some unknown force to venture illegally into the Zone and, in spite of the extreme danger, collect the mysterious artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the Zone and the... show more
Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those strange misfits who are compelled by some unknown force to venture illegally into the Zone and, in spite of the extreme danger, collect the mysterious artefacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the Zone and the thriving black market in the alien products. Even the nature of his daughter has been determined by the Zone. And it is for her that Red makes his last, tragic foray into the hazardous and hostile depths.
Publish date: February 8th 2007
Pages no: 147
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
, Russian Literature
, Post Apocalyptic
Just started re-reading this yesterday and am already gripped. It's truly unsettling in the most understated of ways. It reminds me a little of John Wyndham's work; it has a similar quality of matter-of-factness about it that somehow makes it all the more chilling.Pure literary gold...strangely put ...
Interesting look at a world where aliens visited, leaving some things behind which are effecting people around them, it focuses on one man, Red Schuhart who illegally delves into these spaces to find the treasures. These are stories about his life beside this event and how he lives with it and tries...
Red, a man we follow over ten years, is driven by curiosity and need deep into the Zone. The Zone is the result of a visitation from aliens during Red's youth. The aliens made no contact with humans, any who would have seen them died as a result of their landing. The areas surrounding the Zones - th...
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This one more than stands up to the test of time considering it was written in the 70’s. The concepts still remain original and fresh. I loved the idea of the roadside picnic and the “artifacts” left behind. Very well written and an engaging tale, in and out of The Zone.
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