Aliens, travelers, and other strangers

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Macmillan Publishing, Oct 1, 1984 - Fiction - 220 pages
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Features an enterprising entrepreneur who journeys back in time to buy Van Gogh masterpieces at bargain prices, an alien who lands on an "impossible" planet, and other imaginative characters

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No Alarming Symptoms llya Varshavsky
According to Scientific Data Vhden Bakhnov
Brook on Iapetus Vladimir Mikhailov

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Popular science-fiction writers, the Strugatsky brothers have used the genre since the 1960s to comment on contemporary society, at times provoking major controversy. It's Hard to Be a God (1964) is a dysutopia with commentary on historical theories. The Snail on the Slope (1966--68) features a KGB-like organization and an extraordinarily oppressive atmosphere. Pre-glasnost, glasnost, some of the Strugatskys' major works had to be circulated in samizdat, but the brothers' situation is now dramatically better.

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