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The Answer

H. Beam Piper

Book Overview: 

Two former enemies during the Cold War, both haunted by the nuclear exchange that destroyed the Northern Hemisphere, work together on a purely scientific experiment that finally gives them some peace after 15 years.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .You saw it fall, didn't you?"

"That's right. From about thirty miles away. A little closer than we'll be to this shot, tonight. I was in charge of the investigation at Auburn, until we had New York and Washington and Detroit and Mobile and San Francisco to worry about. Then what had happened to Auburn wasn't important, any more. We were trying to get evidence to lay before the United Nations. We kept at it for about twelve hours after the United Nations had ceased to exist."

"I could never understand about that, Lee. I don't know what the truth is; I probably never shall. But I know that my government did not launch that missile. During the first days after yours began coming in, I talked to people who had been in the Kremlin at the time. One had been in the presence of Klyzenko himself when the news of your bombardment arrived. He said that Klyzenko was absolutely stunned. We always believed that your government decided upon a preventive surprise attac. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Fantasy listening

A nicely written (for its day) late Golden Age post nuclear apocalypse who-done-it story. As with many books from that era, excellent editing (ah yes, back when there were professional editors trained as such rather than simply declaring themselves such), and as also with many books from that era, s

Lo empecé por curiosidad, por una referencia a la negamateria que aparece en una aventura de rol, y no ha estado mal

Es un cuento corto, típico de la época más intensa de la guerra fría y en el que se reflejan el miedo al conflicto nuclear. No obstante, es una lectura interesante y fácil por su longi

Was alright, well written.

A good short science fiction story based around nuclear war and how presumptions can often be dangerous. Good sci fi ending.

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