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A Small Armageddon

3.23  ·  Rating details ·  13 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Complete departure from 'Level 7' in quality. The plot is so incredible, it's a fun read.
Plot: Executive officer accidently kills CO & with 5 others decide to take over nuclear sub. Rest of crew go along. Perks: Booze, money & strippers (then actresses, then attempted college girls with specified measurements) aboard the Pirate sub.
Government caves to demands.
Paperback, 165 pages
Published September 7th 1976 by Signet/New American Library (NYC) (first published 1962)
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Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I definitely could not guess the next happenings in the book. It was a short read, but after reading Level 7 by the same author, I felt I had to read this one. Excellent fodder for the mind, especially considering that it was written in 1962. Glad I found a copy. Through storytelling, the author makes us aware of some intended and not-so intended consequences of nuclear armament, like a good book should!

Maria Beltrami
Mordecai Roshwald dimostra, senza troppi sforzi, il bluff che sta dietro il famoso "deterrente nucleare", trasformandolo prima in un ricatto farsesco, poi in un tragico ricatto fondamentalista, e poi in una minaccia veramente seria.
La fortuna è che i fondamentalisti e i pazzi tendono a non leggere libri di fantascienza, che probabilmente non ritengono adeguati alla loro personale mistica, altrimenti potrebbero farsi venire delle idee poco simpatiche.
Patrick Gibson
Jul 26, 2015 rated it liked it
A captain of a nuclear sub and fundamental preacher compete blackmailing the nation with Armageddon. After 'Level Seven' I was unprepared for a satire. A little like 'Dr. Strange love,' this is fun—a clever little satire of the 1950's.
Erik Graff
Sep 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Roshwald fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: literature
After Roshwald's horrific Level 7, this satire was a bit of a disappointment.
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Roshwald was an American academic and writer. Born in Drohobycz, Poland, Roshwald he later emigrated to Israel. His most famous work is the novel Level 7, a post-apocalyptic science-fiction novel. He is also the author of A Small Armageddon (1962) and Dreams and Nightmares: Science and Technology in Myth and Fiction (2008).

Roshwald was a "professor emeritus of humanities at the University of Minne
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