The H-Bomb Girl

The H-Bomb Girl

Stephen Baxter / May 30, 2020
The H Bomb Girl It is and a thrilling new music is bursting onto the grey streets of Liverpool In Cuba meanwhile nuclear tensions are at breaking point The end of the whole world could be just days away yea
  • Title: The H-Bomb Girl
  • Author: Stephen Baxter
  • ISBN: 9780571232796
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It is 1962 and a thrilling new music is bursting onto the grey streets of Liverpool In Cuba, meanwhile, nuclear tensions are at breaking point The end of the whole world could be just days away 14 year old Laura Mann is at the heart of it all She s on the run, hunted by strange forces fighting over the future of humanity.
    United States tests first hydrogen bomb HISTORY Oct , The United States detonates the world s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific The test gave the United States a thermonuclear bomb History, Facts, Principle Britannica Thermonuclear bomb, also called hydrogen bomb, or H bomb, weapon whose enormous explosive power results from an uncontrolled self sustaining chain reaction in which isotopes of hydrogen combine under extremely high temperatures to form helium in a process known as nuclear fusion. The Hydrogen Bomb Cold War A Brief History History of The Hydrogen Bomb After the Soviet atomic bomb success, the idea of building a hydrogen bomb received new impetus in the United States In this type of bomb, deuterium and tritium hydrogen isotopes are fused into helium, thereby releasing energy There is no limit on the yield of this weapon. hydrogen bomb Infoplease hydrogen bomb or H bomb, weapon deriving a large portion of its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes In an atomic bomb , uranium or plutonium is split into lighter elements that together weigh less than the original atoms, the remainder of the mass appearing as energy Unlike this fission bomb, the hydrogen bomb functions by the fusion, or joining together, of lighter elements into Hydrogen Bomb Atomic Heritage Foundation Hydrogen Bomb Facts Science Struck The credit of creating a hydrogen bomb or H bomb goes to the physicist Enrico Fermi, who was a major part of the Manhattan Project To apply the theory of fusion reaction after the successful implication of fission reaction in atomic bomb was a great challenge It was difficult to control the chain reaction involved in fission. Truman announces development of H bomb HISTORY Feb , On November , , the United States successfully detonated Mike, the world s first hydrogen bomb, on the Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Marshall Islands. Hydrogen Bomb vs Atomic Bomb What s the Difference Sep , In contrast, the first test of a thermonuclear weapon, or hydrogen bomb, in the United States in November yielded an explosion on the order of , kilotons of TNT. Edward Teller Edward Teller
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      • Stephen Baxter

        Stephen Baxter is a trained engineer with degrees from Cambridge mathematics and Southampton Universities doctorate in aeroengineering research Baxter is the winner of the British Science Fiction Award and the Locus Award, as well as being a nominee for an Arthur C Clarke Award, most recently for Manifold Time His novel Voyage won the Sidewise Award for Best Alternate History Novel of the Year he also won the John W Campbell Award and the Philip K Dick Award for his novel The Time Ships He is currently working on his next novel, a collaboration with Sir Arthur C Clarke Mr Baxter lives in Prestwood, England.


    1. This book has been sitting on my shelf for far too long waiting to be read sorry Mr Baxter.Now to me I connect Stephen Baxter to hard science fiction, partly from his heritage physicist engineer and partly from is writing style and content So when I saw this title I was intrigued shame it took me so many years to get round to reading it, but i guess thats another one off my TBR list.But what of the book well I guess its hard to describe not that I would dare to try but I would say you have the t [...]

    2. this is a much later reread well i never gave this book to my niece, did keep it, decided to read it again because it had something to do with the beatles and interested in that right now, the portrait of 1962 liverpool, read it in one sitting so affirm the rating i am not a baby boomer, was not born in that era but do remember nuclear armageddon fears from when reagan was elected in 1980 there was even a hollywood movie that seemed to celebrate guerilla war in the us, the movie plot did not fri [...]

    3. The story starts off well enough, with a 13 year old girl moving to a new town and discovering there are strange events afoot The first major twist was telegraphed a little too obviously when it was revealed, I had a feeling of, Good, that s not going to drag out any longer, rather than, Wow, didn t see that coming The cat and mouse game that makes up much of the story is enjoyable enough, even if the fawning over the Beatles is laid on a bit thick Sadly, it kind of goes off the rails toward the [...]

    4. An absolute cracking read As Baxter s second bash at teen fiction I d never gotten around to this, which doesn t add up because his first, the Mammoth trilogy, was actually very good Set in Liverpool in the year I was born this is a great confident mix of time travel, Cold War paranoia and 60 s style teenage angst There s a bit of Timeslip s The Year of the Ice Box thrown in, and a convincing young cast of varying backgrounds, skin colours and sexualities The Beatles get a look in, and there s a [...]

    5. I didn t really like the beginning, but once I got into it, was surprised how much I liked it Based during the Cuban Missile Crisis, this is a story or one teenagers struggle with family breakdown, a new school and friends, oh, and trying to avoid dying in a geo thermonuclear war bought on by her future daughter, future self, and mad old bugger in a wheelchair Helped along by a great sound track , some pretty gone with the wind narrative and social changes of the time, Baxter makes a good stab a [...]

    6. This obscure little book by Stephen Baxter is a fast read and quite a bit of fun Set in 1962 with a decent cast of youngsters, it also has Dr No the movie , the Beatles and the Cavern Club, and a Vulcan nuclear bomber Humor in appropriate places and suspense in the rest lead to an exciting conclusion.Target audience seems to be teenaged British readers, and I needed to look up some of the slang Minor technical quibbles are easily overlooked in favor of the story Would make a cracking good movie

    7. This was an engrossing and quick read It s a young adult sci fi that follows a 14 year old girl in England during the Cuban missile crisis What if the worst had happened during the crisis The book toys with this notion in a very suspenseful way The reader is left wondering if the apocalypse will come to be or not as events unfold in the book This is a little different from Baxter s hard sci fi I m thinking Vacuum Diagrams and others from the Xeelee sequence , but I really enjoyed the book and ha [...]

    8. Was a great book it was a great historic fiction fantasy It took me a few minutes to catch up with the time travel but once i did it took on a whole new level With great charecters and settings though i am glad there is no follow on as i feel as though it wouldn t be as good ,as one of the good things about htis book is the mystery and now that you know what is going on, a second book just wouldn t be as good

    9. I never thought I d say this about, well, anything, but this book got a lot better after they dropped the bomb The build up to that turning point felt clumsy both in structure and characterization I also couldn t figure out why, in a book that makes extensive use of excerpts from the main character s diary, the narrator s voice also sounded so much like it was meant to be from her perspective it definitely lessened the impact sorry, no pun intended of the first person sections.

    10. This is probably the finest time travel shhh, sorry that s a bit spoiler ish I ve ever read Deft characterization of the main character and extremely capable handling of the theoretical complexities of time travel.My only complaint is that while Laura is a well drawn and interesting character, the rest of the cast were pretty one dimensional and primarily served as foils rather than actual people themselves.

    11. I tried .I really did But I just didn t see why this book has received such good press by the YA lit bloggers I was a teen in the 60s but I just can t fall into novels written in that decade as historical settings And the whole time travel Cuban Missile Crisis Liverpool Beatles stuff was just too much Be gone

    12. At first I found this book sort of oh, it s just going to go on and on about the happenings of how a bombs and h bombs occurred in history But as I got into it of course I really liked the characters and especially as the twists were thrown in Putting the SPOILERS Beatles origins stuff in their was an extra dash of great fun I enjoyed it very much.

    13. I wasn t too sure about this one when I started it but it really picked up and was very readable Really enjoyed the character the even thought the story had some complexity it was very clearly written Really liked this one.

    14. this really was excellently dr who ish, quite entertaining and well writtene diary parts were so lifelike, in fact, that whenever they stopped, i was astonished to notice that the book was not in 1st person perspective.

    15. This is a must read for anyone who lived through the Cuba Crisis I think it overdoes the Lennon hero worshipping but never mind.

    16. Well considered, well written, concise and creepy as hell Thoroughly enjoyed it, and am sure I ll remember it for a long long time

    17. Much less hard SF than a lot of the other Stephen Baxter stuff I ve read Certainly not bad for that An easy and not unpleasant read Alternate history time travel hi jinks aplenty.

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