Ben Peek (benpeek) wrote,
Ben Peek

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Nuke Boy!

Well, it seems there are a bunch of confirmed and unconfirmed reports about North Korea testing a nuclear weapon. The TV is all over it, of course, and as I flipped through the American news channels, one reporter was asking if America could front a third war effort with or without a draft.

Classy, huh?

Anyhow, below is the cover for Lydia Millet's Oh Pure and Radiant Heart:

I loved the book, and I wrote a review for it for Strange Horizons. It's a brilliant book, really, it is, and one of the best things I've read in years; I recommend it to you all without fault. But more than that, it actually contains a history of American nuclear testing in it, and the horror's that have followed over the years. I'm not a fan of nuclear testing, and I don't want it anywhere, and the book will show you why... but as America gets all up in the oh no, not a nuke kind of TV that they will undoubtably have (as will other Western countries), the book shows you where it came from. A little bit of thought for today, perhaps.
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