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Branch Point

Copyright 1996 by Mona Clee

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I first read this in May 1997.

In an another future, the Cuban missile crisis resulted in a nuclear holocaust destroying almost all of civilisation. Only the Bunker, the US government fallout shelter carved deep into a mountain, survived. Within the Bunker was an odd population of security staff, scientists and visiting Russians.

The bunker was designed to last one hundred years, and now in 2062 it is finally failing. However, the surviving scientists have one last hope to save the world: to send a mission back in time to change the past preventing the nuclear war from ever happening.

Anna, Jeffrey and Daria are chosen to make the one-way trip, and this is their story.

"Branch Point" was an entertaining read. It's got great historical scenes both in America in the 1960's and in Russia. It's not a masterpiece, but it was good fun and worth reading.

What's it got? time-travel,

Good old Forbidden Planet - I can always rely on picking up some books there when I go to London. This one got me through a long plane ride.

Loaded on the 16th May 2001.
Cover of Branch Point
Cover art by John Stephens

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