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Hard to be a God

Strugatski, Arkadi & Boris

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ISBN 10: 0816491216 / ISBN 13: 9780816491216
Published by Seabury Press, New York, 1973
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Minor dirt mark along fore-edge of text block otherwise near fine, tight, clean, no markings, no bookplate, no remainder mark. In good to very good dust jacket with a couple closed, short edge tears and some mild dirt soiling to white jacket background. No jacket chips and not price-clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 109365

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Title: Hard to be a God

Publisher: Seabury Press, New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: First American Edition

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Anton is an undercover operative from future Earth, who travels to an alien world whose culture has not progressed beyond the Middle Ages. Although in possession of far more advanced knowledge than the society around him, he is forbidden to interfere with the natural progress of history. His place is to observe rather than interfere - but can he remain aloof in the face of so much cruelty and injustice ...?

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Arkady Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Strugatsky (1931-2012) Arkady and Boris Strugatsky began to collaborate in the early 1950s after Arkady had studied English and Japanese and worked as a technical translator and editor, and Boris was a computer mathematician at Pulkova astronomical observatory. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes them as 'the best Soviet SF writers' and works such as Hard to be a God, Definitely Maybe, The Snail on the Slope and Monday Begins on Saturday are powerful and poignant novels that continue to amaze and move readers. Andrei Tarkovsky's much admired film, Stalker, was based on their most famous work, Roadside Picnic. Read more at http://sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/strugatski_arkady Arkady Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Strugatsky (1931-2012) Arkady and Boris Strugatsky began to collaborate in the early 1950s after Arkady had studied English and Japanese and worked as a technical translator and editor, and Boris was a computer mathematician at Pulkova astronomical observatory. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction describes them as 'the best Soviet SF writers' and works such as Hard to be a God, Definitely Maybe, The Snail on the Slope and Monday Begins on Saturday are powerful and poignant novels that continue to amaze and move readers. Andrei Tarkovsky's much admired film, Stalker, was based on their most famous work, Roadside Picnic.

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