The H-Bomb Girl
with quote from Paul Cornell
|Cover artist||James Taylor (illustration)
Mandy Norman (design)
|Publisher||Faber and Faber|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
Set in October 1962, in Liverpool, actually in and around the authors own school, with the Cuban Missile Crisis looming, it concerns 14-year-old Laura Mann, who has been entrusted with a strange key and code number to memorize by her father, an RAF officer at Strike Command in High Wycombe. The key turns out to be to a nuclear armed Vulcan bomber and it becomes the target of time travellers from 2007, from alternate versions of Laura's own future, all seeking to change the course of history.
Literary significance and reception
- Strange Horizons Reviews: It Happened Otherwise? Three Alternate Histories, reviewed by Paul Kincaid
- "The SF Site Featured Review: The H-Bomb Girl". SF Site. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "Punkadiddle: Stephen Baxter, The H-Bomb Girl (2007)". Punkadiddle. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
- "Previous Clarke Award Shortlists". clarkeaward.com. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
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