January 06, 2007

The Germ of a Curse

Is the second Fall post cursed?

I've fallen victim to some debilitating viral thing over the past few days. I hope to be back before too long.


Meanwhile, in the year that another film version of the Strugatskys' Roadside Picnic is promised, Ballardian's Simon Sellars draws my attention to this....

"Anomalous zones pose great danger to stalkers. Getting into an anomalous zone nearly always results in instant death. There is only one way to oppose such zones, that is to avoid them! A problem here is to detect an anomalous zone, for the majority of them are invisible and can be detected with special devices or by inconspicuous indications."

Well, Jameson did refer to the Zone as an 'ontological Chernobyl'....


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