Level 7 (Library of American Fiction)
Level 7 is the diary of Officer X-127, who isassigned to stand guard at the "Push Buttons," a machine devised toactivate the atomic destruction of the enemy, in the country'sdeepest bomb shelter. Four thousand feet underground, Level 7 hasbeen built to withstand the most devastating attack and to beself-sufficient for five hundred years. Selected according to apsychological profile that assures their willingness to destroy alllife on Earth, those who are sent down may never return.
Originally published in 1959, and with over 400,000 copies sold,this powerful dystopian novel remains a horrific vision of where thenuclear arms race may lead and is an affirmation of human life andlove. Level 7 merits comparison to Huxley's A Brave NewWorld and Orwell's 1984 and should be considered amust-read by all science fiction fans.
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