On the Beach

Science Fiction, Novel by Nevil Shute

Blurb

On the Beach is a 1957 post-apocalyptic novel written by British-Australian author Nevil Shute after he emigrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the northern hemisphere following a nuclear war a year previously. As the radiation approaches each person deals with their impending death in different ways.
Shute's initial story appeared as a four-part series The Last Days on Earth in the London weekly periodical Sunday Graphic in April 1957. For the novel Shute expanded on the storyline. The story has been adapted twice as a film and as a BBC radio broadcast in 2008.

First Published

1957

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emariporzee

Emariporzee

This book was amazing! Really love the author. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel Star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

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vincent.camero

Vincent.camero

I really enjoyed reading your book. I read enthusiastically and understood the story. If you have some great stories like this one, you can publish it on Novel star, just submit your story to [email protected] or [email protected]

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shana.panto

Shana.panto

Great job author, I really like your writing style. I suggest you join Novel Star’s writing competition on April.

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falconwing

Falconwing

One of the most depressing and bleak book I have ever read. It was a great story, but I wouldn't ever read it again.

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