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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
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
"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.