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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Answer by H. Beam Piper - A review

I am not sure how I managed to never hear of this author before but now I have and I am reading a collection of his short stories.

The first was "The Answer."

H. Beam Piper died in 1964. This story takes place in 1984, 15 years after the nuclear holocaust that devastated the entire northern hemisphere.

There is not much to discuss without generating spoilers other than to say that the direction I expected the story to take is not the one it took and it generated a new concern for me (and all of us that contemplate apocalyptic scenarios) to ponder.

If you have never consumed this story I recommend it.

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