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Space Apprentice

(Yurkovsky/Zhilin Universe #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  695 ratings  ·  25 reviews
This is a Soviet science fiction novel by the Strugatsky brothers set in their Yurkovsky/Zhilin universe.
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published December 31st 1981 by Macmillan Publishing Co. (first published January 1st 1962)
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Nikola Pavlovic
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Atmosfera sa pocetka ove knjige je prosto savrsena! Ne znam kako da je opisem, neka mesavina Cowboy Bebop-a i pocetka trilogije Zaduzbine Isaka Asimova. Knjiga je pomalo ideoloski obojena, potencira se i velica se Sovjetski socijaliza dok se kaptalizam napada. To nije kljucno za ovo delo a i bice vam zanimljivo da citate o tome posebno sa ove distance kada se zna sta je proslost a sta vise nego brutalna realnost. Sa druge strane junaci knjige prolaze kroz par svemirskih avantura i na kraju dospe ...more
Sergei Ter-Tumasov (Սերգեյ Տեր-Թումասով)
Эта книга меня очень сильно рассердила!!!!!!!!! Степень лицемерия авторов просто запредельная. Не представляю, как дальше буду читать Arkady Strugatsky и Boris Strugatsky (хотел прочитать все их повести и романы)!

Не могу с уважением относиться к людям , которые считают, что наши все "настоящие", "чистые" люди, а западные все подлецы, которых расстреливать надо. К счастью, время всё расставило по местам!!!!!!!

P.S. Самое фантастичное и смешное было то, что все русские страшные трезвенники, а иност
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Jim
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: russia, scifi
What distinguishes the work of Arkady and Boris Strugatsky from most Western sci-fi authors is that they tend to be far more imaginative. Take a book like Space Apprentice: There are dozens of American novels with the same general plot, but the Strugatsky brothers create more interesting characters and situations.

Take the character of Yurkowski, the Inspector General, who is perhaps on his last trip. As a scientist, he practically wrote the book about the Rings of Saturn. He forces a situation
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Pavel
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Z toho, co jsem od Strugackých četl je tahle nejvíc ideologicky zatížená. Zatímco třeba u Planety nachových mračen se to dá snést díky ději, tady je ideologie podstata knihy.
I tak ale stojí za přečtení. Člověk pak může přemýšlet o tom, "kde udělali soudruzi chybu".
Иван Иванов
Космическият заварчик Юрий Бородин изпуска полета на своята група до Сатурн и му се налага да търси друг начин да се добере дотам. Съдбата му дава шанс да пътува на борда на "Тахмасиб" със живите легенди на космонавтиката Биков, Юрковски, Жилин и Крутиков.

Първата половина на книгата я четох с голям интерес, напомняше ми много за "Пладне, XXII век"... а после Стругацки явно решиха да поекспериментират и се появиха някои по-странни теми, които ми стояха твърде наивно, нелепо или не на място - сред
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Вячеслав
Перечитываю уже в третий раз. Не перестаю восхищаться мастерству и оптимизму писателей. Как и главных героев, книга учит читателя быть Человеком.
Maria
Mar 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Could be so much better if with all description of space exploration, friendship and adventures they didn't mix disturbing propaganda of socialism and communism.
Maria Savina
Скучно. Такое чувство, что не космические путешествия, а БАМ описывают. Ну и торжество капитализма убивает всю философию.
Atanvarno Aldarion
Догматично и назидательно до отвращения. Вот именно боясь такого я так долго и не читал Стругацких.
tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Jun 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: sf
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Arkady & Boris Strugatsky's Space Apprentice
by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - June 4, 2015

I've often stated that my personal canon of Science Fiction writers is (in alphabetical order by last name:

Ballard, J. G.
Delany, Samuel R.
Dick, Philip K.
Jeury, Michel
Lem, Stanislav
Savchenko, Vladimir
Strugatsky Brothers

but that list is problematic b/c I've only found & read one thing each by Jeury & Savchenko. Then there're people whose work I've read more recently than those folks who almo
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Stephen Douglas Rowland
Jul 01, 2020 rated it did not like it
It pains me to give the Strugatskys a single-star rating but this book is simply FUCKING BORING. It seems like they didn't even want to write it. I struggled to get 2/3 of the way through it, and I'm giving up. I thought "Hard to Be a God" was their lousiest work, but I had no trouble reading it to completion. The Strugatskys are probably my favorite science fiction writers, most of their novels mean a great deal to me, and the woodenness and weakness of this one is almost bizarre. Oh well, no w ...more
Sergej
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Последняя повесть из цикла "Полдень". В принципе, мало чем отличается от остальных, но чувствуется, что авторам тематика уже слегка надоела. Наверное, проблема утопий в том, что о них нечего особо писать. Герои героически преодолевают, иногда даже гибнут ради высоких целей познания, но вокруг все хорошо, коммунизм же.
Anthony
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some thoughts I found important:

- Friendship, work, love. Those are 3 pillars on which a good life stands.
- A good life is not about living comfortably, it is about serving community. It is about doing interesting, difficult, and important work.
Petr Bylok
Nov 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jedna z knih, kde bratři Strugačtí provádějí čtenáře jejich verzí utopické budoucnosti lidstva. Komunismus v tomto světě neprovází žádná ze zrůdností, které se objevily v tom skutečném a zůstává tak jen pokrok a láska lidí ke spravedlnosti a ke smysluplné práci.
Khalil Khabibullin
I could be a bit biased by Strugatsky, but his is very good book which I enjoyed immensely. The plot is fairly trivial, but grips me and I like to way he portrayed the story of the apprentice.
Djordje
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
My rating: ★★
Evgeniy Bogdanov
Не стоит читать эту книгу, если вы не готовы разочароваться в Стругацких
Sarunas
So yesterday and so naive ;)
Sergiy Lizenko
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Совка еще много и техническая архаика удручает.
По жанру - travel story. Долго им еще вырываться из совка.
С их искренним упоением коммунизмом, в будущем - победившим.

Цитаты, что ранили глаза -

- И есть еще очень много людей на Планете, которые гасят свой разум. Они назвываются мещанами. SL: Мещане, бюргеры - терминология из советского прошлого.

- Я простой советский товарищ.

- Пьяные иностранцы брели по тротуарам, обнявшись по трое, по четверо, горланя незнакомые песни. SL: А советские люди в романе
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Sabina
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant book - "fathers and sons" story in space. I loved the plot - I loved it structure - some chapters very funny and adventurous, while others were more philosophic. The ending is as usual very strong and sad but in this particular case the ending for me was easy to relate to and so it was twice as strong and impressive for me. Loved this book!
Adam
Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
At the end, they all died... But they have seen something unseen before, they have found what was thought of as unexistable. And probably 10-15, may be 20 years later they whould die any way, these two old space travellers, who was only allowed by medics for one more flight...
They died following their passion...
Сибин Майналовски
Тъжна и прекрасна космическа опера
erjan avid reader
meeeeehh....
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The brothers Arkady Strugatsky [Russian: Аркадий Стругацкий] and Boris Strugatsky[Russian: Борис Стругацкий] were Soviet-Russian science fiction authors who collaborated through most of their careers.

Arkady Strugatsky was born 25 August 1925 in Batumi; the family later moved to Leningrad. In January 1942, Arkady and his father were evacuated from the Siege of Leningrad, but Arkady was the only su
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