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A Filbert Is A Nut

Auhtor: Raphael Rick

Language: english
Published: 1959

Genres:

fiction,  science fiction,  short stories
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, December 2010


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Filbert Is A Nut':

That the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond question. He was an institutionalized psychotic. He was nutty enough to think he could make an atom bomb out of modeling clay!

Excerpts from the Book 'A Filbert Is A Nut':


... hills were seen, their tree-studded flanks making a pleasant setting for the mental institution. The crafts building was a good mile away from the ...
... parts. Thaddeus Funston continued to mold the clay bits and put them in place. Without looking up from his bench he muttered a reply. Atom bomb. A ...
... that's very good, Mr. Funston. That shows real creative thought. I'm very pleased. She patted him on the shoulder and moved down the line of patients. A ...
... placed the lid back in place and jotted lengthily in her chart book. When she had completed her rounds, she slipped out of the smock, tucked the chart ...
... grounds and the ward lights winked out at nine o'clock, leaving just a single light burning in each ward office. A quiet wind sighed over the still-warm ...
... of a thousand windows was lost in the fury of the explosion and the wild screams of the frightened and demented patients. It was over in an instant, ...
... the disaster-trained crews had detected heavy radiation emanating from the crater and there was a scurry of men and equipment back to a safe distance, ...
... hospital administrator said with exasperation, this was our manual therapy room. We gave our patients art work. It was a means of getting out of their ...
... into a field chair and gazed tiredly up at the little doctor. Where's that girl you said was in charge of this place? We've already called for Miss ...
... at Funston's work? The therapist nodded unhappily. And you say that, to the best of your knowledge, the physicist continued, there was ...
... buzz of conversation at the table and the senior AEC man present got heads together with the senior intelligence man. They conferred briefly and then ...
... testing grounds in the Nevada desert and two hours later, in a small hot, wooden shack miles up the barren desert wastelands, a cluster of scientists ...
... to the weary Miss Abercrombie. Now you're positive this is just about the same amount and the same kind of clay he used before? I brought it along ...
... ball, instruments blossoming from nowhere and cameras clicking. For two hours they studied and gently probed the mass of child's clay and photographed ...
... the MPs through the open door, looking uprange over the heat-shimmering desert. He gave a sudden cry, shut his eyes and clapped his hands over his face. A ...
... hard. In the distance, a white cloud began billowing up from the base of the Washington Monument, and with an ear-shattering, glass-splintering roar, ...
... the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond ...
... an atom bomb out of modeling clay!

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