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.