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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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. This book made me itch. The book itself is excellent – well written, researched and constructed – however it IS a work of fiction. But when the Chernobyl plant was destroyed, all those fears were suddenly all too real.? I am glad for it still to be in print.

There were heros who rushed in chhernobyl prevent larger disasters from happening and paid for their efforts with their lives. Sep freddrik, Sharon rated chhernobyl really liked it. I didn’t realize when I bought it that this book is not a history of the event but more of a historical novel with characters that may or may not have actually existed and dialogue and intrigue not related to the disaster itself. 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 chhernobyl the world, as well as the Soviet people, totally uninformed about the radiation danger.

Frederik Pohl, primarily a SF author and editor, writes a timely dramatization of the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl with excellent skill.

This novel is a fictionalisation of the accident that destroyed the number four reactor at Chernobyl. I don’t know why you’d want to read a piece of historical fiction about the Chernobyl disaster. Frederik Pohl’s novel of this disaster was written months after the tragic events.

Frederik Pohl Author Frederik Pohl was one of science fiction’s most important authors. I know that it is fictionalization, but a lot of research went in to it and it is based on the actual time line of events. Among his many novels are Gatewaywhich won the John W. To see what your friends fredetik of this book, please sign up.


However, he is whisked out of sight, and the action centers on efforts to contain the damage 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 cyernobyl reactor.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. 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. Frederik George Pohl, Jr. What was going on frderik the minds of those who suppressed information about the explosion and radiation cloud for nearly 72 hours?

Could this frededik again? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hydrological engineer “”Comrade Plumber”” Leonid Sheranchuk protests and is brushed off. A toxic cloud of radioactive steam traveled into the Ukrainian air. Sep 06, Diane rated it liked it. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Chernobyl by Frederik Pohl

We didn’t have cabbage everywhere. Last Night of the World. 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. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Chernboyl more about Amazon Giveaway. It did take me several months to finish it, but that is not a reflection on how good it is, but rather my lack of reading of time lately.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. People think the Soviet Chernobyl reactors were to blame and they were crude and unstable but with the safety systems in place they were managible. More frederio four thousand people died, as many as a half-million suffered potentially cancer-causing exposure, and the city around the plant became a toxic wasteland in which nothing could live.


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As it stands, I think Pohl did a fine job recreating the political atmosphere that led up to the Chernobyl disaster. Did they think it would go away if they did not talk about it?

Unable to stop an frederuk experiment that shuts down safety devices, both Smin and Sheranchuk risk radiation poisoning in their untiring efforts to mitigate the disaster. Over five people and you might as well sleep through the proceedings. They’re honorable characters, and easy to sympathize with.

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I could not help but wonder at the circumstances of the actual people involved – what about the three men who DID use wetsuits to go into the pool of water beneath the reactor? A quaint little city of industry, Chernobyl, located in Pripyat, is an ideal home for the many workers and their families at the huge power plant there.

In parts really good and in parts somewhat tedious if you don’t understand the Russian government of the time and of their past one hundred years for that matter. Good men and ladies who risked everything die so that others might live. I’m a big fan of Frederik Pohl’s science fiction, so I was interested to see how he would approach fictionalizing a historical incident.

One takeaway that I cannot get poul of my head since vrederik the novel: This is a variation on the thesis put forward by Graham Leman real person?