Sad news… is reporting that Russian sci-fi author Boris Strugatsky has passed away.

Boris Strugatsky, along with is brother Arkady, wrote the science fiction classic Roadside Picnic (basis for the Stalker film and game) as well as The Ugly Swans, Hard to Be a God and The Time Wanderers and has been the recipient of many awards. He was born in 1933.

[via Steven H. Silver]

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