Boris Strugatsky died at 79

Famous Russian writer passed away on 19th of November in a St. Petersburg hospital from heart problems and pneumonia.

Boris Strugatsky was well known for authoring, together with his brother Arkady (died in 1991), dozens of deeply philosophical science-fiction novels. One of the best known novel of Strugatsky brothers was Piknik na obochine (Roadside Picnic, 1972), a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award that was adapted for film by Andrei Tarkovsky as Stalker (1979).

Source: Locus Online




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