(#87851) NERVES. Lester Del Rey.

NERVES. New York: Ballantine Books, [1956]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books 151. A novel expanded from a novella first published in ASTOUNDING in 1942 that presents an early fictional account of an accident at a nuclear power plant in near future America. The extent of the danger is kept from the public and the scientists are depicted as heroes. "... notable for being one of the first works to deal realistically with the problems of civilian atomic power." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 252. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-308. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1510-15. Small owner's name and address stamp at top edge of title page. Several very faint creases to rear cover, a bright, nearly fine copy. A very nice copy. Cover art by Richard Powers. (#87851).

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