Level 7

Level 7

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by Mordecai Roshwald, David Seed
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0299200647

ISBN-13: 9780299200640

Pub. Date: 06/24/2004

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country's deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected

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Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who is assigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised to activate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country's deepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 has been built to withstand the most devastating attack and to be self-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to a psychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy all life on Earth, those who are sent down may never return.

Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold, this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where the nuclear arms race may lead, and is an affirmation of human life and love. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley's A Brave New World and Orwell's 1984 and should be considered a must-read by all science fiction fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299200640
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
06/24/2004
Series:
Library of American Fiction Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
617,670
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Looking Back in Wonder: The Author's Reminiscences and Reflectionsxxix
Prefacexlv
Level 71
Appendix ATraining the Nuclear Warrior: A Manual for Level 7185
Appendix BThe Politics of Ratology (a fantasy)191
Further Reading203

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Level 7 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best that was done for this kind of tail.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I HATE EVRYONE WHY DOES THE WORLD HAVE TO BE SO MEAN