Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vii

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xxviii

Mordecai Roshwald's Level 7 was published in 1959 in a period when the arms race seemed to be rushing forward remorselessly, when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked into rivalry over satellites, and when fears were growing that nuclear war could...

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Looking Back in Wonder: The Author's Reminiscences and Reflections

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pp. xxix-xliii

I started writing Level 7 in the summer of 1957 on the banks of the Mississippi--actually on a grass lawn along the river, near the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I had been appointed a visiting lecturer for the preceding spring term and the appointment was renewed for the next academic year. (Eventually...

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Preface by The Martian Institute for Archaeological Excavations in the Solar System

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pp. xlv-xlix

The following volume is the product of a long and intricate research by a team of archaeologists, philologists and historians of the Martian Institute for Archaeological Excavations in the Solar Systeln. The problem our scientists had to face was not only to decipher the ordinary ...

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Level 7

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pp. 1-183

Some time has passed-thirty-seven days, to be precisesince I decided to write this diary and started to do so. It seems longer: these thirty-seven days have stretched out like eternity. My previous...

Appendix A: Training the Nuclear Warrior: A Manual for Level 7

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pp. 185-189

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Appendix B: The Politics of Ratology (a fantasy)

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pp. 191-202

The word "metooku" came back to my mind the moment I woke up. I had heard it mentioned several times but somehow did not come to ask its meaning. Apparently, it had no precise equivalent in English, or I would know its meaning; yet, it was not completely...

Further Reading

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pp. 203-210