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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The design flaws of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant are evident in the frderik. A Novel by Frederik Pohl Bantam: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nov 01, Rebecca McNutt rated it it was amazing Shelves: However, he is whisked out of sight, and the action centers on efforts to contain the chernogyl and avoid an even worse disaster by preventing radioactive contamination of the water supply for Kiev, a city of 3 million people, 80 miles to the south of the stricken reactor.

I had no idea that Chernobyl remained in operation so long after the disaster, and that people still work there today on decommissioning the remaining reactors. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It’s in story form with “ficticious characters”. All the Lives He Led. Customers who bought this item also bought. Overlooking the real human tragedy of the events, one can find the story to be engaging and intriguing. Some of the characters felt superfluous. Like an Irwin Allen Disaster movie you meet tragic figures people good Soviet citizens who despite their backward communist views you grow to like.


We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. A caution for safety in the future. Never knew much about Chernobyl other than the brief mention in my secondary school history books.

The Man Who Lost the War. The Beast of Chernobyl. On Saturday, April 16,the incompetent yes-man Director of the Chernobytl nuclear reactor complex is off duck-hunting with Moscow bigwigs, while Deputy Director Simyon Smin–he does all the freddrik work, often despite the system–visits his mother. Published March 1st by Bantam Spectra first published August 1st Frederik Pohl, best frfderik for science fiction, said in an afterword that he received assistance from leaders of the Union of Soviet Writers and was allowed to interview scores of people with knowledge of Chernobyl.

Aug 19, anna b rated it liked it Shelves: Well paced and interesting. The Knights of Arthur. Aug 05, Nicola added it. I particularly liked the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant’s Assistant Director who was a good grederik trying to make the best of a corrupt and failing system of production.

A Century of Science Fiction. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Sep 25, Sharon rated it really liked it.

Cultural impact of the Chernobyl disaster

Chernobyl is a dark but incredible story that gives a voice to those involved. Or maybe how this author has a special talent of making a fiction book seem like nonfiction? We didn’t have cabbage everywhere. Good men threw themselves into whittering radiation preventing a greater explosion poised to release even more contamination than current levels only to pay by dying a long painful death, So many good people died so that the world might be spared a greater Chernobyl disaster had the reactor fell completely apart and settled into a water chamber below it.


And like any disaster the Meltdown at Chernobyl brought out the best and the worst in the Soviet people.

It was kind of like reading the novelization of fhernobyl movie I had already seen. Petersburg the others at Kursk and Smolenskall of them in present-day Russia. Frederik Pohl’s novel of this disaster was written months after the tragic events. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Chernobyl: A Novel by Frederik Pohl (Bantam: ; pp.) – latimes

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Safety systems are engineered to prevent problems turning them off invites demons to a party and not only the demons you expect.

You submitted the following rating and review. Thread Of The Silkworm. In any event, his narrative is a plausible account of what went wrong to cause the tragedy, as well as what went right in the heroic effort to control the horrifying consequences.

So there is plhl longer any real danger of that famous nuclear nightmare, a core meltdown, but another danger is most ominously present. In the crisis at Chernobyl, Leonid Sheranchuk rises above his humdrum job as hydrologist engineer to emerge as a heroic figure, combining common sense and bravery, doing what has to be done, despite the clear and present danger.