|Plot Summary of Nerves |
National Atomics is trying to develop a heavy isotope to use for clearing boll weevils from farmland in order to get the help of a politician in preventing congressional action to move atomic plants at least fifty miles away from cities. Their engineer, Jorgenson, has an untested process which gets out of control when he begins to implement it, causing a horrific atomic accident threatening to become even a worse disaster be producing the dreaded Mahler's Isotope. Jorgenson, crazed with his own importance is hurt in the accident and it is up to the company medic, Doc Ferrel and the rest of his medical team to save him so that pehaps he can control the atomic reaction and prevent disaster.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of Nerves |
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 10%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Explore/1st contact/ enviro story
- preventing an ecological disaster
- power source
- mental illness/nutsophrenia
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- 20th century
Takes place on Earth?
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a significant amount of technical jargon
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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