Level 7

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Terrace Books, 15 iul. 2004 - 200 pagini

Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country’s deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return.
Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold, this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley’s A Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984 and should be considered a must-read by all science fiction fans.

 

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Comentariu Utilizator  - HenriMoreaux - LibraryThing

Written in 1959 Level 7 is in a similar vein to Alas, Babylon, a novel of atomic war written in the looming threat of atomic war, it's interesting albeit with a simplistic diary style of narration ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - bke - LibraryThing

I was always a sucker for end of the world novels, especially nuclear war scenarios. I found this book chililng at the time, but as of this date (2012) far less so. Citiți recenzia completă

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The Authors Reminiscences and Reflections
xxix
Preface by The Martian Institute for Archaeological Excavations in the Solar System
xlv
Level 7
lv
Training the Nuclear Warrior A Manual for Level 7
185
The Politics of Ratology a fantasy
191
Further Reading
203
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Despre autor (2004)

Mordecai Roshwald is Professor Emeritus of humanities at the University of Minnesota, where he taught for twenty-five years, and a visiting professor at leading Israeli, U.S., and European universities.

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