Aleksandr RODNYANSKY, Dmitry RUDOVSKY, Sergei MELKUMOV
The year 2157. The blossom times for human civilization. Pilots of the Freelance Search Group enjoy interstellar travel. A Russian spacecraft, piloted by 22 year old Maxim Kammerer, crashes on the distant inhabited Saraksh planet. After long years of a nuclear war, an environmental crisis reigns over the planet, society is overburdened with social problems, and the established peace is quite shaky. The brave astronaut will explore a mysterious land governed by the Unknown Fathers who are five anonymous rulers manipulating the inhabitants' consciousness using special emitters. There Maxim will meet new friends, make enemies, find his love and, after getting through dangerous trials, hunger, mortal hazards and losses, will lead a rebel movement challenging the five greedy rulers. The "Inhabited Island" was written by the Strugatsky Brothers in 1968. For people separated from the Western world by the Iron Curtain, the book became almost dissident. The "Inhabited Island" remains one of the most popular novels and a classic of domestic science fiction.