Questions tagged [nuclear-weapons]

For questions about bombs that derive their power from nuclear fission or fusion, within works of science fiction and fantasy.

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SF Short Story: alien apes invade during nuclear war

Trying to identify a science fiction short story from an anthology likely published before 1991. Aliens invade during a nuclear war (which would be World War III, WWIII, WW3). The warring nations ...
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How did the Galactica survive an atomic weapons hit?

During the opening salvos of the second Cylon war, the Battlestar Galatica was engaged by several Cylon basestars. During the engagement the Cylons launched an atomic weapon which struck the Galatica ...
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Which Sci-Fi work first showed Nuclear Weapons?

We see the use or mention of nuclear weapons in sci-fi world all the time. Examples can be Terminator, Star Trek, X-Men etc. There are two related questions here: Which Sci-Fi work first mentioned ...
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Movie identification: A lady who could stop time

This movie or possibly TV episode (I saw it on TV) was set during the Cold War. The main character was a lady who could stop time for about 15 minutes or so. There are a bunch of relatively mundane ...
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70s or older story about a sentient forest who discovers the A-bomb

In this story I read long ago, the trees of each forest are all connected (through their roots ? by some psychic power ? I forgot). Each tree is thus just a "body part" of the forest he belongs to, ...
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Old Sci Fi Mag Short Story: Nukes/Heavy Artillery Introduced to and Used by Norse Gods for Ragnarok Battle

SF short story I read as a kid in Galaxy or similar mag, I read it in late 60s/early 70s but story may have been older. A guy is transported, via some means which I don't recall, into Asgard at the ...