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EQ Three by
Call Number: 808
Official movie Trailer Z for Zachariah 2015
Nuclear War in Fiction
The Giver by
Call Number: MF LOW
In a rigidly structured society where weaklings, dissenters and the aged are removed, and stirrings of individuality are nullified with drugs, children undergo special ceremonies annually until, after eleven years, they face the Ceremony of Twelve, when the Community of Elders assigns them the tasks which will take them through their adult life. When Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memory, he discovers that the honour of selection is nothing compared to the loneliness and physical pain he must endure as he searches for a way to free his community from the spiritless life it has developed for its members.
Nineteen Eighty-Four by
Call Number: SW ORW
Hidden away in the record department of the sprawling Ministry of truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow worker, Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal.
Call Number: MF CAR
In a world struggling back from the brink of apocalypse, life is harsh. But for Elspeth Gordie, born with enhanced mental abilities that would see her sterilised or burned if discovered, it is also dangerous. There is only survival by secrecy, and so she determines never to use her forbidden powers. But it is as if they have their own imperative, and their use inevitably brings her to the attention of the totalitarian Council that rules the Land.
Sent to the remote mountian institution of Obernewtyn where escape is impossible, she must throw off her safe clock of concealment and pit herself against those who would resurrect the terrible forces of the apocolypse.
Only then will she learn most truly who and what she is...
The Road by
Call Number: SF MCC
An unnamed father and his young son journey across a grim post-apocalyptic landscape, some years after an unspecified apocalypse has destroyed civilization and most life on Earth. The land is filled with ash and devoid of living animals and vegetation. Many of the remaining human survivors have resorted to cannibalism, scavenging the detritus of city and country alike for flesh. The boy's mother, pregnant with him at the time of the disaster, gave up hope and committed suicide some time before the story began, despite the father's pleas.
Realizing they cannot survive the oncoming winter where they are, the father takes the boy south, along empty roads towards the sea, carrying their meager possessions in their knapsacks and in a supermarket cart. The man coughs blood from time to time and eventually realizes he is dying, yet still struggles to protect his son from the constant threats of attack, exposure, and starvation.
The Hunger Games by
Call Number: SF COL
In a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.
When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
The Sky So Heavy by
Call Number: MF ZOR
Fin has a seemingly normal day at school not knowing that on the other side of the world nuclear missiles are being detonated. When he wakes up the next morning, it's dark, bitterly cold and snow is falling. There is no internet, no TV, no power and no parents. Fin and his younger brother Max must find a way to survive... all on their own. When things are at their most desperate, where can you go for help?
Call Number: MF BEC
The island republic has emerged from a ruined world. . Its citizens are safe but not free. They live in complete isolation from the outside world. Appraoching planes are gunned down, refugees shot on sight. Until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea.
Z for Zachariah by
Call Number: MF OBR
Ann Burden, the lone survivor of a nuclear holocaust, is threatened by the arrival in her valley of an unknown intruder. Might he be a friend and ally, or have the horrors he has witnessed turned him into something more sinister?
Books in our Library on Nuclear War
Terrorism, Dirty Bombs, and Weapons of Mass Destruction by
Call Number: 363.32
Call Number: 546.434
Yoko's Diary by
Call Number: 940.53
Hiroshima and Nagasaki by
Call Number: 940.5425
Nuclear Disarmament by
Call Number: 327.1747
Hiroshima: the shadow of the bomb by
Call Number: 940.5425