AUTHORDowling, David
TITLEFictions of Nuclear Disaster
PUBLISHERUniversity of Iowa Press
CITYIowa City, IA

This book reviews the portrayal of nuclear weapons in fiction since the early 20th century. It discusses many kinds of stories, including those that involve the discovery of the atomic bomb, its use, survival in the days immediately after a nuclear war, and what society would look like in the years following a nuclear war. The author also examines the use of apocalyptic symbols and images in fiction about nuclear weapons. A brief appendix discusses nuclear weapons in film.

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