I read this post-nuclear holocaust book as a kid and liked it, so I thought I’d give it a try again. Given most second hand science fiction books are $2, the barrier to entry is admittedly quite low as well. This book revolves around two groups — the Amtrak Federation (a military society formed from survivors of those who crewed MX missile trains, a real system of roaming trains carrying nuclear missiles from the late 1980s and early 1990s — the idea was that something which moved was harder for the Russians to find) and the “Mutes” (the civilan survivors of the holocaust, who are now mutated by radiation). Its a good book, although very different from the Asimov I’ve been reading recently. That’s a good thing, because I think I need a bit of an Asimov break to be honest.