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Author: Lester del Rey
Publisher: Astounding Science Fiction (Analog), 1942

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Book Type: Novella
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: Pulp
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Nerves is a science fiction novella by Lester del Rey, first published in Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1942. It was subsequently expanded into a novel of the same name in 1956. The story deals with a meltdown at a nuclear power plant.

Nominated in 2018 for the 1943 Retro Hugo Award. It has been reprinted many times and can be found in the anthologies Adventures in Time and Space (1943), edited by Raymond J. Healy and J. Francis McComas, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A (1973), edited by Ben Bova, and The Great Science Fiction Stories Volume 4, 1942 (1980), edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, as well as the collection ...And Some Were Human (1948).


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