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The Resource Nuclear holocausts: atomic war in fiction, 1895-1984

Nuclear holocausts: atomic war in fiction, 1895-1984

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Nuclear holocausts: atomic war in fiction, 1895-1984
Title
Nuclear holocausts: atomic war in fiction, 1895-1984
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The anxiety caused by the thought of nuclear war causes some people to avoid the topic altogether, some to despair, and others to place unwarranted confidence in scientific or governmental control. However, the vivid characters and realistic settings of fiction can bring home the impact of a nuclear war in a way that makes the topic difficult to avoid and allows readers to confront their fears and phobias. This bibliography study is the only compliation of its kind to deal exclusively with nuclear war in fiction. The first five chapters provide a historical survey of the development of the nuclear war theme and a study of the causes and aftermath of nuclear war as treated in literature. In addition, Brians considers the significant failure of some works to confront the subject and the success of others as educational tools. With a clear focus on the subject of war, this work does not deal with such related topics as nuclear accidents, reactor disasters, or near-war situations. The bulk of the book is given over to the detailed, annotated bibliography which consists of over 800 entries with associated checklists. Intended to provide scholars, librarians, and general readers with ready access to a great variety of information about his body of writing, the bibliography lists both hardcover and paper editions of books and the reprinting of each short story and corrects several errors in other standard reference works. In his critical analysis and through the annotations in the bibliography, Brians attempts to improve our understanding of cultural attitudes toward the dangers posed by the ever-present reality of nuclear weaponry"--Jacket
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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Brians, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nuclear warfare
  • Science fiction
  • English imprints
Label
Nuclear holocausts: atomic war in fiction, 1895-1984
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-350) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of the Holocaust -- The causes of nuclear war -- The short-term effects of nuclear war -- The long-term consequences of nuclear war -- Avoiding the Holocaust
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 398 pages
Isbn
9780873383356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Nuclear holocausts: atomic war in fiction, 1895-1984
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-350) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The history of the Holocaust -- The causes of nuclear war -- The short-term effects of nuclear war -- The long-term consequences of nuclear war -- Avoiding the Holocaust
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 398 pages
Isbn
9780873383356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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