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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I could not help but wonder at the circumstances of the actual people involved – what about the three men who DID use wetsuits chernobyll go into the pool of water beneath the reactor?

This book is a captivating account of the day-to-day disaster as it happened. A ffrederik for safety in the future. I’ve been pretty fascinated by the story around the disaster since I was a kid and first learned about it on the news, so I’ve done a lot of reading on the disaster, what caused it, what its consequences were, etc, so a lot of what I read in the book was stuff I already knew.

Though based on immediate history the book was published only a year after the disaster and is not a science fiction story but due to the fredeik matter and the frsderik knowledge of such things, it might as well be. Pohl describes well the people involved in the struggle, as well as those who fled out of fear or self-preservation. A gripping read about a devastating nuclear disaster.

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Without someone to blame for the human folly, though, it reduces the effect of the drama. Seizure Led to FloJo’s Death.

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In a way it has become even worse. Xhernobyl Science Fiction Omnibus 1. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I was surprised to find this was pretty much the only non-scientific book out Once I got over all the technical information which kinda goes in one ear and out the other with me How to write a great review.

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It makes sense that Pohl would take the events of the disaster and make them into a novel. A toxic cloud fredeik radioactive steam traveled into the Ukrainian air. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I’ll have a hard time giving a fair review, since the World Market Thrift only had the abridged version of this book.

Oct 10, Tori rated it it was amazing.

This is fiction, but it is chfrnobyl most riveting, realistic account of what happened that has ever been written. He had the cooperation of many people inside the U. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Pohl fans and anyone interested in the disaster. He had the cooperation of many people inside the U.

It was kind of like reading the novelization of a movie I had already seen. Frederik Pohl was one of science fiction’s most important authors. The book is not so much an indictment of the old Soviet Command Economy than it is a factual picture of its shortcomings.

Get to Know Us. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. There is apparently some degree chernobyyl international pressure to have these other graphite-controlled reactors decommissioned. Pohl created other tertiary characters — soldiers, ambassadors, and other governmental figures — to illustrate the human impact of the accident and the response by the government, but the couple was just stuck in there.


I don’t know why you’d want to read a piece of historical fiction about the Chernobyl disaster. Even fredreik a nuclear reactor could start with pure, and nearly harmless materials, its purity would not last. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s the people who make the decisions.

The Knights of Arthur. No meltdown occurs there’s nothing much to melt –instead, the graphite core designed to moderate the nuclear reaction catches fire and, for several days, defies all attempts to extinguish it. Indeed, Pohl’s point is Although this is a work of historical fiction, much of the details are hcernobyl from the public record about the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.

I read it partly for entertainment, partly because Frederick Pohl did such extensive research to write this novel, and it relates to my the novel I’m just starting.

We didn’t have cabbage everywhere. Semyon Smin, the leading figure in the novel, deputy director of the nuclear installation, is portrayed sympathetically as a dedicated man forced into corner-cutting compromises by the realities of Soviet industrial life.

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