History Literature / RoadsidePicnic

15th Jun '17 3:51:34 AM dvorak
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* {{Mutants}}: Red's daughter has fur and a tail; his friend's butler is severely deformed (and mentally disabled) by exposure to the Zone.
9th May '17 8:06:43 AM Scorpion451
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%% * EldritchLocation: The Zone itself. %% Zero Context Example. Please provide context.

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%% * EldritchLocation: The Zone itself. %% Zero Context Example. Please provide context.Whatever the Visitation was, it left the region filled with bizarre entities, patches of lethally broken physics, and the artifacts with their own strange properties.



* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: Arguably a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of the trope]].

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* ImportedAlienPhlebotinum: Arguably a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction of the trope]].trope]], via [[PossessionImpliesMastery Possession not implying mastery]]. Just because they can study the artifacts and put some of them to use doesn't mean they've made any progress understanding how they work. One of the biggest breakthroughs during the story is figuring out what the "Empties" ''might'' have been used for.


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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: a deconstruction, with the aliens being Mike and the humans being stuck dealing with the aftermath of whatever they did through accident or indifference.


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* SufficientlyAdvancedAlien: The general theory on the origin of the Zone; a collection of scraps and residue from unfathomably advanced technology scattered throughout the Zone, left behind either by a crashed alien spacecraft...or by one dumping its trash on an InsignificantLittleBluePlanet after "a picnic" in the countryside.
22nd Mar '17 12:27:51 PM UltraWanker
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* ForbiddenZone

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* ForbiddenZoneForbiddenZone: Access to the Zones, which are deadly enough in their own right, is strictly controlled by the United Nations.
24th Feb '17 8:31:49 AM UltraWanker
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''Roadside Picnic'' has been loosely adapted to film as ''Film/{{Stalker}}'' (1979). Both the book and the movie have inspired a video game, ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' (2007).

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''Roadside Picnic'' has been loosely adapted to film as ''Film/{{Stalker}}'' (1979). Both the book and the movie have inspired a video game, the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' (2007).game series.
5th Jan '16 9:54:25 PM spirasen
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Kirill Panov and Arthur Burbridge, the two young, nice and most idealistic characters in the book, die in the same chapters where they are introduced.]]
* TwentyMinutesInTheFuture: Apart from a few technological advances, the setting seems largely congruent with the time when the novel was written. Though from today's perspective, it possibly could be more adequately classified as an AlternateHistory setting.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Anyone who was near a Zone at the time of the Visitation became this. It takes twenty years for the authorities to notice because it's not immediately obvious. One case study is a barber who left the city, but his clients had a 90% mortality rate over the course of a year due to various freak accidents. At the beginning of the book they are paying people to leave the Zone so that they can build a military perimeter around it, but that policy is soon reversed.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The protagonist's daughter is born with fur and a monkey tail, and gradually becomes less human and more feral as the story proceeds, until his wife sobs, "The doctor says... She isn't human anymore."
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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler:Kirill [[spoiler: Kirill Panov and Arthur Burbridge, the two young, nice and most idealistic characters in the book, die in the same chapters where they are introduced.]]
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* TwentyMinutesInTheFuture: Apart from a few technological advances, the setting seems largely congruent congruent, with the time when the novel was written. Though from today's perspective, it possibly could be more adequately classified as an AlternateHistory setting.
* WeirdnessMagnet: Anyone who was near a Zone at the time of the Visitation became this. It takes twenty years for the authorities to notice notice, because it's not immediately obvious. One case study is a barber who left the city, but his clients had a 90% mortality rate over the course of a year year, due to various freak accidents. At the beginning of the book they are paying people to leave the Zone Zone, so that they can build a military perimeter around it, but that policy is soon reversed.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The protagonist's daughter is born with fur and a monkey tail, and gradually becomes less human and more feral as the story proceeds, until his wife sobs, sobs: "The doctor says... She isn't human anymore."
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25th Dec '15 5:08:33 AM dvorak
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some things in the Zone will kill people. Some things won't. One stalker loses the bones in his legs and becomes unable to walk, but survives because Red spends a day dragging him out of the Zone. When his son goes into the Zone, he brings along a pistol with one bullet in it, just in case.

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* FateWorseThanDeath: Some things in the Zone will kill people. Some things won't. One stalker loses the bones in his legs and becomes unable to walk, but survives because Red spends a day dragging him out of the Zone.Zone; one of his friends retains a butler heavily mutated by exposure to an unspecified anomaly. When his son goes into the Zone, he brings along a pistol with one bullet in it, just in case.
11th Jul '15 6:45:25 AM LordGro
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* EldritchLocation: The Zone itself. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis So. Very. Much.]]

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%% * EldritchLocation: The Zone itself. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis So. Very. Much.]]%% Zero Context Example. Please provide context.
11th Jul '15 4:30:46 AM SorPepita
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* EldritchLocation: the Zone itself. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis So. Very. Much.]]

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* EldritchLocation: the The Zone itself. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis So. Very. Much.]]
4th May '15 9:21:05 AM Koveras
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''Roadside Picnic'' (''Пикник на обочине''), like the above titles, focuses on the Zones of Alienation, where debris and items left behind by visiting extraterrestrials are concentrated. These Zones are filled with bizarre anomalies and physics-defying objects, ranging from the sun appearing to stand still all the time to two pieces of metal that forever repel and attract each other. Needless to say, scientists and collectors pay hefty prices to acquire the objects, but access to the Zones, which are deadly enough in their own right, is strictly controlled by the United Nations.

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''Roadside Picnic'' (''Пикник на обочине''), like the above titles, обочине'') focuses on the Zones of Alienation, where debris and items left behind by visiting extraterrestrials are concentrated. These Zones are filled with bizarre anomalies and physics-defying objects, ranging from the sun appearing to stand still all the time to two pieces of metal that forever repel and attract each other. Needless to say, scientists and collectors pay hefty prices to acquire the objects, but access to the Zones, which are deadly enough in their own right, is strictly controlled by the United Nations.



''Roadside Picnic'' has been loosely adapted to film as ''Film/{{Stalker}}'' (1979). Both the book and the movie have inspired a videogame, ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' (2007).

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''Roadside Picnic'' has been loosely adapted to film as ''Film/{{Stalker}}'' (1979). Both the book and the movie have inspired a videogame, video game, ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' (2007).
30th Mar '15 7:17:23 PM enderheisenberg
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-->[[spoiler:So the Ball bit everyone's legs off. And nobody walked out.]]

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-->[[spoiler:So the Ball bit everyone's legs off. And nobody [[ExactWords walked out.out]].]]
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