relationship with a primary school there. It was a natural 5 – Eugenia Roberta “Berdie” Bridges (born Sept. 16, ) to Tripp Mrs. Crafton Pease Langley. They celebrated 62 years of marriage. together they raised 3 The following is one of her poems. .. eugenia Hill Helen young Crafton Williams. versions and even poems founded on the original story. .. compare the effect produced by both in relation to the quantity of the The character of Eugenia was beautifully represented by Jagermann, who A week later, Crafton Smith.
An interstellar war story containing an incidental mention of radioactivity associated with the firing of spaceship guns. Also in Judith Merril, ed. Also in Frederik Pohl, ed. The Science Fiction Roll of Honor: In The Horn of Time. Also in The Psychotechnic League. The Future at War, Vol. Pournelle and John F.
There Will Be War. Three stories from the Maurai series together with two stories related to each other but without any bearing on nuclear war: Also in The Best of Poul Anderson. Also in Robert R Mills, ed. A Decade of Fantasy and Science Fiction. With a near- monopoly on technology, they ceaselessly strive to enforce an ecologically sound way of life, banning the use of nonrenewable resources and nuclear technology.
In this story they use flame-throwers to battle pirates flying in blimps, asserting their control over international trade. As is true of many of these stories, the superiority of high technology over traditional Maurai culture is argued.
Also in The Horn of Time. Two hundred years later, a Maurai spy mission to India uncovers the secret construction of a fusion reactor and tries to destroy it. The story argues for cultural pluralism and against the uniformity produced by twentieth-century-style industrialism. Also in Roger Elwood and Virginia Kidd, eds. Also published as The Wounded Planet. In Time and Stars. Also in Isaac Asimov, ed. The Hugo Winners, Vol. In a post-atomic war age, feudal wars rage across a fragmented America.
A superior political thriller with some fairly good characterization and at least one strong female character, although most of the women function primarily as lovers. Berkley, expanded from version in Fantastic, June, July, Various groups struggle for control of a force-field shield developed with the aid of the Martians by a bright young man especially chosen and fostered to be of service from among the survivors of the second thermonuclear war.
Also in Alden H. Award Science Fiction Reader. Also in Kurt Singer, ed. Also in Donald L. Approaches to Science Fiction. Warlike colonists return to Earth and conquer it using atomic weapons. The hero defeats them by using a matter converter to create a critical mass of plutonium.
In The Long Night. Also in Brian Aldiss, ed. The leader of a successful rebellion against barbaric alien rulers plans to establish a new human empire with himself as dictator.
Both sides use nuclear weapons. There Will Be Time. Bound with The Dancer from Atlantis. A time-traveling mutant works to prevent the nuclear war he knows is pending. This is a loosely connected member of that series. The mutant comes in conflict with a ruthless group of time travelers bent on battling the Maurai, and he defeats them. The novel ends with the victors planning flight to the stars. The early pages of the novel contain a good deal of satirical commentary on the radical movements of the sixties.
This popular non-fictional account of the subject based largely on Kahn and Kissinger is neither extremely pessimistic nor overly sanguine.
Bound with The Winter of the World. Also in Robert P. Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: There Will Be War, Vol. Ruthless invaders from a decadent overpopulated world assault a peaceful pastoral planet using nuclear missiles and atomic artillery.
Taking advantage of the long periods of time required for the invaders to transport successive expeditions, the victims rapidly develop a high technology and defeat their enemies with superweapons. Series of linked stories: Europe has been devastated, but parts of the Soviet Union now dissolved into smaller states and the United States are slowly recovering.
A census is to be conducted to find out how many people have survived. Meanwhile it is becoming apparent that radioactive fallout has created a far greater number of mutations than might have been expected. There they encounter and battle their Siberian i. The Siberians are defeated. As in his other works, Anderson relies on high technology to solve problems.
These stories fit in with the general theme of sympathy with homo superior. Vault of the Ages. Two boys use technology from a time vault to defeat invaders and cause the lifting of the taboo on the old knowledge. Philosophical wisdom also stored in the vault will prevent its misuse this time. Also in Robert Silverberg, Martin H.
Greenberg, and Charles G. The Science Fictional Dinosaur. Anderson, Poul and F. In Roger Elwood, ed. The Many Worlds of Poul Anderson. Also in Poul Anderson.
The Book of Poul Anderson. Also in Groff Conklin, ed. A Treasury of Science Fiction. Crown, omitted from the Berkley paperback edition. Also in Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Caught in the Organ Draft. Also in Damon Knight, Martin H.
The Great Science Fiction Stories: After a two-year war involving atomic and bacteriological weapons, few people survive, and the majority of births are abnormal. A mild form of nuclear winter is described: Dust, colloidal dust of the bombs, suspended in the atmosphere and cutting down the solar constant by a deadly percent or two.
The story implicitly criticizes simplistic stories of survival, but is not entirely pessimistic. We should never have created science.
It brought the twilight of the race. The race brought its own destruction, through misuse of science. Our culture was scientific anyway, in all except its psychological basis. If we do, the race may yet survive. Pandemonium on the Potomac. In this comic novel, a man with strange powers and his beautiful daughter, claiming to be sent from Venus, force the world into disarming. The Russians cheat and secrete four H-bombs in American cities, blowing one up as a demonstration and threatening to explode the others unless the United States withdraws all its conventional forces from around the world.
The Valley of the Gods. Books for Libraries, A colonel callously talks about the inadequacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki as tests of nuclear bomb effects, and explains how pigs will be dressed in protective clothing for the upcoming Bikini tests. In John Bell and Lesley Choyce, eds. Visions from the Edge: Porters Lake, Nova Scotia: In the ruins of abandoned New York City, two men struggle with the problem of how to extract an aching tooth.
The only clue that the destruction was caused by atomic bombing is the fact that all windows have been blown out. Originally published as three separate volumes: Heavy emphasis on combat, sex. According to Michael R.
Starmont House, ], p. Antrobus, John, and Spike Milligan. In John Campbell, ed. Also in Stanley Schmidt, ed. Till the End of Time. A history professor travels back in time and strives to prevent the nuclear bomb from being dropped on Japan, but what he experiences in World War II teaches him instead the necessity of the atomic destruction of Hiroshima.
The Japanese, it seems, besides carrying out inhuman experiments on captive subjects and developing a jet engine with the help of Amelia Earhart were developing the atomic bomb themselves. Modern Japanese are also depicted as corrupt and malevolent.
A powerful anti-Japanese tirade presented as an adventure story. Even the larger mammals are extinct. The Indians have banned all explosive weapons and the use of their simpler ones against each other, outlawed technology of all sorts, and alcohol. Atomic research is particularly taboo.
Yet these are no simple primitives: When they emerge, all of them die of poison ivy except for the young man and his sister.
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He insists on following his orders to explore the world for surviving enemies in order to exterminate them with stored nuclear weapons, but finally learns there is no one left to fight. Then he plays a tape which reveals that the holocaust was mistakenly set off by the misinterpretation of a gigantic meteor impact. The two whites marry Indians and adopt their ways. Although some technology may be reintroduced into their culture, precautions will be taken to prevent a recurrence of the ancient tragedy.
A bizarre adventure story inspired by the common antiwar argument that if the button to launch a nuclear attack were implanted in the heart of a human being, a leader would be deterred from doing so. Although the bombs turn out to be fakes, the point of the exercise remains unclear.
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The Zap was a violent burst of EMP which scrambled the brains of the surviving people in various weird ways, including loss of memory. In the end, the protagonist realizes that he was the creator of the Zap Bomb whose effects he detests so much. Expanded from Going After Arviq. In Janet Morris, ed. A female anthropology graduate student strives to teach Eskimos their own traditional ways so that they can survive during the nuclear winter.
Much of the latter part of the book is devoted to details of whaling. It is revealed that the U. Untitled sketch in Earl W. Foell and Richard A. How Peace Came to the World. A brief account of an East-West conflict leading to disarmament. A truce and peace treaty ensue in a shocked world, and growth toward world unity spreads.
Unusual in that it is told from the point of view of a Russian. In Indian Literature Modern literature of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters are Born. A haunting surrealistic sketch in which the narrator can see refugees and the pollution from a seeming nuclear war involving a nearby city creeping horrifyingly into an Indian village.
Since no one but the narrator is willing to acknowledge the ominous changes taking place, the story can be read as an allegory of our willful blindness to the danger of nuclear war. A very rare example of a nuclear war story by a third-world woman author from Pakistan. A young boy in a primitive tribe has a vision in which he seems his world as it might have been: The nuclear death of Earth dealt with in Pebble in the Sky is briefly alluded to in this novel.
Also in Noel Keyes. Aliens keep watch over Earth from the back side of the Moon, waiting for a nuclear holocaust to erupt as it has on many other planets. Then they can conquer this world as they have others in the wake of similar conflicts. Pebble in the Sky. New York, Doubleday, In a afterword, Asimov acknowledged that he no longer believed humans could survive on a radioactive Earth such as that depicted in this novel.
In this artless but effective picture of London in ruins, Asterley uses far more Hiroshima-style details than most writers: Yet he also introduces fantastic elements: The perimeter of the enormous crater which once was London has been dusted with radioactive elements beyond After Tom saves Jill, he is almost forced to kill an old woman who insanely blames him for the death of her three children, but she providentially falls to her death.
Tom tries to free a group of people trapped underground, but succeeds only in blasting a hole through the crater wall, releasing a torrent which will eventually flood the London crater.
A blind man asks whether he is dead, and Tom wants to put him out of his misery, but Jill rejects the idea. They are caught between the vicious invaders who seem bent on exterminating the inhabitants, and the ruthless army patrols who shoot everyone suspected of looting. The heads of government are safely and ineffectually stowed on a submarine offshore. When Jill is seized by the enemy, Tom kills most of them, rescues her and forces their hovercraft to take them on their way.
From the dying pilot they acquire the mycotoxin antidote which will save their lives. They find a pair of children and take them with them. At the climax of international tensions partly caused by increasing U. Civil defense plans on both sides fail, although shielding is used against EMP. Unusually for this sort of action story, there is a great deal of attention paid to depicting the gruesome wounds of the bomb victims. The elite Guardians are a group of highly-trained military men whose mission is to escort the President to a midwestern supershelter known as Heartland.
Their leader, McKay, is rescued from a menacing gang of street toughs near the beginning of the novel when a last H-bomb explodes over Washington D. Corrupt CIA men make a treasonous attempt to kidnap the president to make him a puppet of the mysterious European dictator Maximov; but the Guardians defeat them and drive the President in their heavily armored vehicle across the radioactive countryside.
The National Guard creates a dictatorship which must be crushed in a bloody battle. The Guardians [ 2], Trial by Fire. Two weeks after the holocaust, conflicts are spreading around the globe. In the chaos of fallen America survivalists are especially targeted by the population as enemies. The Russians have landed in Alaska. They discover that the Federal Center outside Denver has been taken over by cultists who seize two of the Guardians. The latter are tortured by a demonic figure clearly modelled on William F.
They are destined to die by radiation exposure in a bomb crater on Cheyenne Mountain when they are rescued at the last moment by their comrades. They then discover the last living expert on the Blueprint a female economist living in a libertarian freehold which is invaded by cultists using nerve gas. The cult leader is killed and the townspeople avenged. Chapter 1 begins with a character playing the nuclear war video game, Missile Command.
The Guardians [ 3], Thunder of Hell. The Guardians battle their way past cannibals to California, where the former lieutenant governor has set up a dictatorship headquartered at the old Hearst castle of San Simeon.
The plot is complex, with many rival political groups struggling for power. The dictator has begun a collaboration with a group of Russian renegades under the mistaken impression that they represent the Soviet government. A right wing general sets himself up as a rival dictator. California is full of cultish groups, including a vicious offshoot of the United Farmworkers called the California Liberation Front.
Leftists who have acquired an H-bomb kill each other off in a factional dispute; but a surviving leader takes the bomb to Disneyland and tries to set it off—unsuccessfully, because it has been sabotaged by one of the Russians.
Road gypsies inspired by the Mad Max films are depicted. The nuclear winter theory is criticized. The Guardians [ 4], Night of the Phoenix. The President turns up, asserting his authority, and accusing the Guardians and the Vice-President of treason. However, the Guardians discover that it is the President himself who is the traitor, for he has become a tool of the evil Federated States of Europe FSE.
They invade Heartland, seize the information it holds on the Blueprint, and destroy the complex. In the process they are joined by a new ally: The Guardians [ 5], Armageddon Run. The Guardians battle their way back to Washington D. The author critiques the post holocaust scenarios of other writers. Rambo and and Dirty Harry are referred to. The Guardians [ 6], War Zone. Jove, In Washington, the Guardians engage in battles with D. The Guardians [ 7], Brute Force.
Refrence is made to the fact that the Chernobyl accident caused the closure of American nuclear reactors. Reference is also made to Rambo. The Guardians [ 8], Desolation Road. FSE forces in California rebel. The Guardians slaughter pirates. The FSE withdraws from the U. The Guardians [ 9], Vengeance Day. The Guardians [ 10], Freedom Flight. The Guardians [ 12], The Plague Years. The Guardians [ 14], Death from Above. The Guardians [ 15], Snake Eyes.
The Guardians [ 16], Death Charge. Beneath the Planet of the Apes. A second party of explorers comes seeking the first. The only surviving crew member is captured, released by friendly apes, and discovers living beneath the ruins of New York City superhumans who worship a doomsday device, which they set off as attacking apes invade their threshold.
Deathlands [ 2], Red Holocaust. Nuclear winter still grips Alaska nearly a century after Doomsday: The west coast fell into the ocean. A brutal band of barbaric Russians called Narodniki invade Alaska, pursued by regular Russian troops, and battle a band of heroic Ameri cans led by Ryan Cawdor. They must also deal with bizarre mutants living in a deep supershelter. They encounter a tribe which worships nuclear war a nd practices human sacrifice and destroy it using a leftover nuclear missile.
After the Narodniki are destroyed, the Russians return to Russia. The protagonists enter a mysterious chamber to be transported to somewhere warmer. The fate of Judge Crater, who disappeared mysteriously inexplained: Cawdor and seven companions emerge from a gateway into Louisiana where they must fight tough mutants with dual circulatory systems.
Neutron bombs were used in the war: Keepers of the Sun. Way of the Wolf. The Lost Earth Saga Book 1. The Lost Earth Saga Book 2. The Lost Earth Saga Book 3. A thriller reflecting the Iranian hostage crisis. When Palestinian terrorists hijack a plane containing the families of the crew of a nuclear submarine and land it at a Russian base in Ethiopia, the sub crew decides on its own to use nuclear blackmail to force the Russians to allow the marines to rescue their families.
First the Russians try to eliminate the sub, but they are defeated by its superior defenses. In the process, a nuclear bomb on board a Russian helicopter is accidentally detonated, but fails to damage the sub. The crew and captain are given presidential pardons for their mutinous independent action. In Vladimir Gakov, ed. Explorers have found many dead worlds, many destroyed through suicidal warfare. One such was wrecked by thermonuclear bombs.
Using a device which allows travel into the past, they send an agent to assassinate the scientist who would otherwise have gone on to invent the bomb. The planet, which turns out to be an alternative version of our Earth, is allowed peacefully to develop and spread its civilization into space.
However, the explorers lament the killing which they have had to commit, even though it was done for the best of motives. A satire on international tensions by a self-proclaimed leftist in which the Earth is accidentally split in two by a bomb test, and the Eastern and Western hemispheres become separate planets.
Animosity between North and South America leads to a war which in turn splits that planetoid into two smaller fragments, then the Northern Hemisphere is split again. Presented as a parable of the danger of the atomic bomb. The Seven Last Years. Armageddon consists of a three-sided war: Israel versus an Arab-African coalition versus the Russians. Iaunches its nuclear weapons against the USSR, China retaliates, and the result is a massive holocaust, producing clouds which blanket the sun.
Devastating earthquakes are triggered as well. One old couple is depicted dying of radiation disease. The nuclear phase of the Apocalypse is only briefly dealt with in this fairly effective, earnestly Christian novel.
See Newman and Unsworth. The Regiments of Night. One thousand years after the Mad Wars of the Third Millenium, the Earth is still a radioactive wasteland occasionally visited by tourists.
A group of them, accompanied by a scientist excavating the ruins, stumbles upon and accidentally reactivates an ancient automated battle fortress and a robot army. As Love and Napalm: A surrealist experimental narrative reminiscent of William S. Burroughs, filled with sadomasochistic fantasies linking violence, mutilation, death, and sexuality, including images of nuclear war.
Empire of the Sun. Accustomed to camp life, he greets the flash which he sees from the Nagasaki bomb as the opening shot of World War III. In The Terminal Beach. Also in Chronopolis and Other Stories.
Also in James Gunn, ed. The Road to Science Fiction 3: From Heinlein to Here. A man haunted by memories of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki visits Eniwetok, an atoll in the Marshall Islands which was the site of U.
In an alternate universe a devil-shaped alien named Baphomet who has crash-landed on Earth gives a 13th-century crusader a cache of atomic grenade with which not only to conquer Jerusalem, but the entire territory conquered by the Mongols, planning to step in and rule over the resultant empire. With the aid of the mystical powers of powerful Tibetan lamas, the crusaders are enabled to destroy Baphomet and claim the fruits of their victory. In the process, they have learned how to duplicate the grenades; but Barbet makes nothing of the fact that this could have ominious consequences for their future.
Whites deported blacks to the Southern Hemisphere in ; the blacks take revenge in by launching atomic missiles at Europe. Most of the plot concerns the consequences of the disappearance of electrical power rather than nuclear war as such.
Originally La nuit des temps.
In this old-fashioned fantasy, two survivors of a ,year-old atomic war—caused by overpopulation—are discovered frozen in Antarctica. The world of the frame story is divided into the evil Ensorians with Asian features and the good, blond Gondawans. The survivors tell of a series of world wars, the last of which destroyed their civilization, despite massive student protests clearly reflecting Paris in They offer the world future technology to create paradise, but governments sabotage the deal and the couple dies in a Romeo-and-Juliet style tragedy of errors.
According to Viscomi, Huntington Library Quarterly 58 The Sophocles Manuscript Binding: Bound in pale reddish marbled boards over a parchment spine; by December the parchment spine had mostly perished, but the leaves were still secure. Many leaves were torn out close to the gutter, generally one at a time but at least once between ff.
Blunden helped Anthony Rota to search the library for the other two volumes which apparently were once with the Sophocles Manuscript, but with no success. It is a small quarto volume The Paper Publications Society, The GR watermark is more common, with 24 examples in Heawood, none just like those in the Sophocles Manuscript.
The Britannia watermark only half visible at a time is on ff. Normally a watermark appears on only half the leaves of a divided sheet of paper, not on each leaf, as in the Sophocles MS, but, according to Heawood, such double marks two on the same sheet were not uncommon.
A similar but distinct Britannia watermark with a crowned G R countermark is reproduced in Tiriel, ed. The size defined by the hiatus is c. On many leaves one or more eighteenth-century hands wrote in old brown ink a translation into very colloquial eighteenth-century English of Ajax ff. At apparently random intervals including ff.
The adjacent leaves are blank. There are very small, simple, amateurish sketches in pencil or Black ink on ff. There are two or more hands in the Sophocles Manuscript, and these are similar to but distinct from that of the poet see illus. Probably before Blunden acquired the book, or more leaves were torn out, including all the printed Greek text. Blunden hope that it may be so.
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