Read “Chernobyl A Novel” by Frederik Pohl with Rakuten Kobo. Chernobyl: The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared could happen. Chernobyl: The very name conjures the catastrophe that the world feared Frederik Pohl’s novel about this disaster was written months after the tragic events. This article is about the Chernobyl disaster, which occurred on April 26, , and was the The novel Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl tells about the disaster from the viewpoint of individuals involve in it. In , photographer Elena.
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Chernobyl A Novel by Frederik Pohl ebook. Refresh and try again. It freedrik take me several months to finish it, but that is not a reflection on how good fredeik is, but rather my lack of reading of time lately. This book is a captivating account of the day-to-day disaster as it happened.
Mar 30, Denis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. The Science Fiction Archive 3.
Published March 1st by Bantam Spectra first published August 1st There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Having grown up with Shoreham’s nuclear plant construction right under my nose and with Three Mile Island a lived through event, Chernobyl perhaps explains why the US is under utilizing nuclear power. The afterword from Pohl does help put a period on the end of the book as relates to the politics, but doesn’t say much about Chernobyl in the later years.
Chernobyl: A Novel by Frederik Pohl (Bantam: 17.95; 288 pp.)
The novel only covers about 27 days, so the book, published in timely fashion incannot pretend to provide a full chernogyl on the accident, nor a consideration of the full tally of death and disease that were caused by the accident, over the years and decades following the release of radiation. Reading it inI might have found this book to be even better, since at that time we didn’t know everything about the disaster.
Four stars for a steady but not quite full to the limits effort. He enjoys reality-based books and can truly tolerate the technical info.
It would have been better, perhaps, to focus more on events in the Kremlin in the first few days after the accident, when a news blackout kept the world, as well as the Soviet people, totally uninformed about the radiation danger.
Hydrological engineer “”Comrade Plumber”” Leonid Sheranchuk protests and is brushed off. Chernobyl A Novel by Frederik Pohl. Customers who bought this item also bought. What about the real plant manager, technicians, firefighters etc.?
chernnobyl Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Again, I can see this being a timely, informative book at the time of its publication, but inmore can be learned about the event from reading Wikipedia.
Chernobyl: A Novel by Frederik Pohl (Bantam: ; pp.) – latimes
A toxic cloud of radioactive steam traveled into the Ukrainian air. It’s the people who make the decisions. At 4 reactor, the Chief Engineer, frfderik by the plant KGB boss, begins to run an unauthorized experiment that involves shutting down the reactor’s automatic safety systems.
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Cultural impact of the Chernobyl disaster – Wikipedia
You see how fear, stupidity and arrogance came together one night during a “mandated test” that ended up overpowering all the reactors primative but effective safety systems with the now legenadry disasterous results.
His introduction poohl American characters, and a subplot involving a liberal “manifesto” of dubious origins not directly related to the Chernobyl tragedy, also mar the novel. Share your thoughts with other customers. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.
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The thing is, this novel was written and published inone year after the disaster occurred. The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe.
Showing of 20 reviews. Pohl’s book is a novelization of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. Why it happened, how it unfolded, what the impacts were, and perhaps who were responsible are all addressed. Frrederik Pohl was one of science fiction’s most important authors.