Fictional Representation of The Exclusion Zone

This StoryMap offers a comparison of the science-fiction novel Roadside Picnic’s Zone to the real Chernobyl Exclusion Zone created in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster. It explores the two zones’ origins and individual characteristics. The map also considers the so-called Stalkers who roam and loot both zones.

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Emily Hapgood ‘22 is a Neuroscience major and a Computer Science minor from Massachusetts. She plays on Swarthmore’s field hockey team.

RUSS043 Chernobyl: Nuclear Naratives and the Environment, Swarthmore College, Spring 2020