For a special look into a publishing nightmare, I recommend reading Roadside Picnic’s afterword by one of its authors Boris Strugatsky. The novel was written in the Soviet Union in 1971 and had to deal with hurdles that most authors in other lands might never have cleared yet are at the same time quite relatable […]Read more "How to get a Science Fiction Novel Published in the Soviet Union"
The highest praise I give any book or movie is that it sucks you in. Some classics you read so you can appreciate a property’s contribution to its genre or to try to understand a perspective far removed from your own. I was expecting this latter reaction when I started in on Arkady and Boris […]Read more "Roadside Picnic"