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veen  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi club, let's get some new faces in here

Another suggestion, mostly because the context around it is interesting; Deadline, a short story about the atomic bomb written in 1943 that was good enough at guessing the endgame that the FBI almost killed the story.




OftenBen  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Dr. Vannevar Bush, Chairman of the Committee, has said: “I hope they never succeed in tapping atomic power. It will be a hell of a thing for civilization.”

Goddamn, these people knew what they had coming to them.

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zebra2  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There's a whole set of speculative fiction on that topic that's especially terrifying. There's Fermi and Frost which I hoped we might get to, and a BBC miniseries called Threads along similar lines. These ones hit hard because they nearly could have been reality. Along that same vein I guess you could throw Dr. Strangelove into the mix.