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[–] theoldones 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

"roadside picnic"

sci fi classic. aliens landed a long time ago, and left their junk when they visited. "stalkers" now make a living sneaking into the zone to recover these odd and dangerous artifacts under the nose of the UN

[–] Plant_Boy 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The book that inspired apocalyptic wasteland dystopias!

(The games: Fallout, Metro, Half-Life 2, Stalker...)

[–] P33psh04h 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Uh Half-Life 1 actually inspired HL2 but nice try.

[–] theoldones 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

hell yes.

[–] Vic_V 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

just finished reading this, thank you for the suggestion.

[–] GazeboCathedral 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Someone recently posted the phrase "cargo cult" on here. I had no idea what it meant, and so I looked it up. Hilarious and apropos to an extent: Cargo Cult Wiki

Hilarious:

... various ritualistic acts such as the building of an airplane runway will result in the appearance of material wealth, particularly highly desirable Western goods ...

[–] theoldones 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"florbagaxus, do you want to go to a picnic at that nice planet we found"

"not really. they've been picking up our trash off the ground and rubbing it on their faces. kind of weird. i think they ruined a building by studying a hellslime spill"

[–] CouldBeTrump 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I enthusiastically second this recommendation, but with the caveat that the reader go into it making allowances for it being a translated work and without expecting it to conform to the genre of Western science fiction.