FROM THE BACK COVER:
THIS IS NO STORY OF SPACE SHIPS AND MARTIANS.
THIS IS A STORY ABOUT OUR WORLD. RIGHT NOW.
“In 1942, three years before the general public had ever heard of nuclear fission, Lester del Rey wrote a brilliantly detailed novella of disaster in an atomics plant, which now appears, skillfully expanded to book length, as NERVES. A wholly admirable blend of prophetic thinking (in medicine as well as atomics), warm human values and powerful narrative suspense, this novel is strongly recommended…”
– N.Y. Herald Tribune