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Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear WarRepresentations of Nuclear Weapons and Post-Apocalyptic Worlds$

Paul Williams

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781846317088

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DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846319792

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Abbott, Carl: ‘Homesteading on the Extraterrestrial Frontier’ 51
Achebe, Chinua 64
activism, anti-nuclear 165–6, 168, 173
Adorno, Theodor 180, 186, 195
Advani, L. K. 206, 207, 209
aerial warfare 38–42, 44
Africa 157, 162, 169
African-Americans
aerial attacks on 40–1
authors 5, 135
empathy 148–9
endurance 160–1
freedom 147
identities 12–13
invisibility 123
Manhattan Project 181
mistreatment 152
nuclear attack victims 112, 113, 154
racial difference 115, 116–17
racial tension 132–4
segregation 159–62, 166
slavery 172
stereotypes 149
violence towards 149, 150
The World, The Flesh and the Devil (film) 120–5
and World Peace Appeal 171
African diaspora 151, 162
Africans 64
Ahern, Jerry: Survivalist series 51
Aladdin (film) 244
Albania 226
America see United States
American Anthropological Society 187
American Civil War 29 see also The Birth of a Nation (film)
American Dream 155
American Indian Movement 55
Americanness 132, 197
Ames, Nathaniel 72–3
Anderson, Benedict: Imagined Communities 14
Anderson, James 125
Anderson, Poul: ‘Tomorrow's Children’ 52
antagonistic acculturation 217
antinuclear politics 168–75
Antipodes 89
anti-Semitism
Nazis 27, 28
Stallion Gate (Smith) 182, 190
United States 181, 183–9
Appiah, Kwame Anthony 10
architecture 126, 132
Aryans 27–8, 99
Asians
fear of 30–1, 33–4, 37, 42 see also Chinese; India; Japan; Pakistan
Assembly of the Greater East Asiatic Nations (Tokyo, 1943) 43
atomic bombs
The Accident (Masters) 187
Japan 5, 41, 44, 152, 180
‘Mont Blanc’ (Brathwaite) 157
shelters 159–62
threat of 225
Thunderball (Fleming) 230–1, 232
United States 180, 187 see also Manhattan Project
The World Set Free (Wells) 36
You Only Live Twice (Fleming) 231
atomic energy 85
Atomic Train (film) 242
atomic weapons 154, 157
Attridge, Derek 3–4
Australia 85–102
Aboriginal peoples 88–9, 94–5
alternative societies 87–8
and America compared 89
civilization 90
colonial tradition 85, 86, 87–8, 90, 91–2
colonization 96–102
desert 89–90
environment 90–1
nuclear testing 87
stereotypes 91, 92–3, 232–3
Triumph (Wylie) 129, 132
automatic weapons 29
Aztlán 61–2
Baldwin, James 107, 117, 123, 172
The Fire Next Time 149–50, 155–6, 168–9
Balibar, Etienne 14–15
Barnes, Julian: A History of the World in 10½
Chapters 85, 244
Barton, Samuel: The Battle of the Swash; and The Capture of Canada 30
Beauvoir, Simone de 147
Belafonte, Harry 120, 124
Benjamin, Walter 235, 236
Berlin Crisis 162
Berlin Wall 217
Bewley-Taylor, David R. 73
(p.271) Bhabha, Homi Jehangir 212
Bhagavad Gita 202–3
Bilbo, Senator Theodore 105
The Birth of a Nation (film) 37
black feminism 171
black rain 153–4, 159
‘blackness’ 13, 105–41, 234
Blackwood's Magazine 29
Blair, Tony 245
Blamey, General Sir Thomas 42
Blavatsky, Madame 27–8
Bogle, Donald: Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks 123
Booker, M. Keith 50
Monsters, Mushroom Clouds, and the Cold War 7
Bourne, Randolph 127
Boyer, Paul 5, 181
By the Bomb's Early Light 8
Brackett, Leigh: The Long Tomorrow 51
Bradbury, Ray
The Martian Chronicles 80n20, 133
‘The Other Foot’ 132–4
Brathwaite, Edward Kamau: ‘Mont Blanc’ 156, 157
Brennan, Timothy 14
Brians, Paul 51, 239
Nuclear Holocausts 6
Britain 39–40, 70–1, 74
British Direct Action Committee 169
British Empire 50, 63
Brock, William E. 68
Broderick, Mick 51, 94, 240
Brooks, Van Wyck: ‘Transnationalism’ 126
Brown, Frederic and Reynolds, Mack: ‘Dark Interlude’ 108
Brunner, Edward: Cold War Poetry 9, 154
Bryant, Edward: ‘Jody after the War’ 239
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists 111, 165, 226
Bush, President George W. 245, 246
Butler, Octavia E.
‘The Monophobic Response’ 135
Byron, George Gordon, Lord: ‘Childe Harold's Pilgrimage’ 172
Bywater, Hector C.: The Great Pacific War 38
Calcutta 220
Caldicott, Helen: Missile Envy 241
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament 169
capitalism 14–15
Carroll, Mark: Music and Ideology in Cold War Europe 9
Carter, Angela: Heroes and Villains 96
Carter, Paul: The Road to Botany Bay 89–90
Cass, Lewis 58
Castro, Fidel 232, 237
Cavalier Weekly 35
Chamberlain, Stewart Houston: Foundations of the Nineteenth Century 28
Chandhoke, Veera 210
Chandra, Vikram: Sacred Games 214–16
Chesney, Sir George Tomkyns: ‘The Battle of Dorking’ 29–30
Chicago Defender (newspaper) 151, 180
Chicano Movement 61–2
children
defencelessness 154
‘The Feast of Saint Janis’ (Swanwick) 66
Mad Max trilogy 93–4, 94–5, 99, 100–1
nuclear tests 171–2
children's literature 51, 56
China
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 214
nuclear testing 87, 170, 238
Chinese, representations of
Almond-Eyed’ (Whitney) 30–1
‘A Boy and his Dog’ (Ellison) 238
‘Jody after the War’ (Bryant) 239
Red Dawn (film) 239
‘The Unparalleled Invasion’ (London) 34–5
Christianity 28, 77, 157, 207
Churchill, Winston 40
civil disobedience 174
civil rights movement 59, 169, 170
civilization
American 15, 58, 78, 107, 182
Asian 243–4
Australian 90, 95
and barbarity 180
European 15, 88, 156, 195–6
Greek 243, 244
Mad Max trilogy 98, 100
nuclear weapons 202
and oil 93
and race 42
and war 182
Western 157
Clarke I.F., 29, 30, 51
Voices Prophesying War 6
Clarkson, Helen: The Last Day 197–8
Cloete, Stuart: ‘The Blast’ 56
Cohen, G. A. 138
Cold War 2
boundaries 9
civil defence planning 111–12, 159, 161–2
defence 170
literature of 9
Los Alamos (Kanon) 197
colonization, white 10–11, 212
colonized peoples: infantilization 64–5
Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE) 170
Committee for Nonviolent Action 169
commodities: fetishization of 76
communism, fear of 189
Connor, Steven 88–9
(p.272) Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness 64, 189
consumers/consumerism 14, 74
Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans 56–7, 65
Cooper, Ken 151, 164
‘The Whiteness of the Bomb’ 8
Cordle, Daniel 106, 116–17
States of Suspense 5
Cortright, David 208
Coward, Noël 64
The Crisis (magazine) 180
Crocodile Dundee (film) 91
Cruise Missile (film) 240
The Crunch (TV film) 241
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) 2–3, 229–30, 232
cultural differences 167
Darwin, Charles 10, 25, 52, 58
Davis, Chandler: ‘Nightmare’ 225
Davis, Mike 73–4
Day the World Ended (film) 77
de Seversky, Major Alexander P.: Victory through Air Power 41–2
‘The Decline and Fall of the British Empire’ (pamphlet) 26
Def Con 4 (film) 240
Delany, Samuel R.: The Jewels of Aptor 5
Desert Storm campaign 244
Destination Moon (film) 166
Deterrence (TV film) 244–5
difference 138–9
Dixon, Thomas
The Clansman 37
The Fall of a Nation 36–7
Donnelly, Henry Grattan: The Stricken Nation 30
Donnelly, Ignatius: Caesar's Column 32
Dooner, Pierton W.: Last Days of the Republic 31
Douglass, Frederick
‘Men of Color, To Arms!’ 172
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself 172
Dower, John W. 72
War without Mercy 42
Du Bois, W. E. B.
on atomic bomb 149
‘The Comet’ 120
on interracial sexual relations 106
and invisibility 123
peace activism 170
Dutt, Soshee Chunder: ‘The Republic of Orissa’ 203
dystopia 69–70
East India Company 64
ecological disasters 166
Ehrhart, W. D. 240
Einstein, Albert 185, 190
Eisenhower, President Dwight 59, 111
Ellison, Harlan: ‘A Boy and His Dog’ 238–9
Ellison, Ralph Waldo: Invisible Man 123
empire 87
Engh, M. J.: Arslan 239
environment 28, 52, 60, 90–1
Ethiopia 41
ethnic diversity 127–8, 181
ethnicity 11–12
eugenics 26–7
Europe 61, 157, 162, 217–18
Evans, Joyce A. 51
evolution see Darwin, Charles
extraterrestrial-human encounters 135–6
Fail Safe (film) 50
fame 67
family record albums 27
famine victims 158–9
Fanon, Frantz 107
Fellowship of Reconciliation 169
feminism, black 171
film industry, Cold War 9
Fitting, Peter 95, 103n24
Fitzgerald, F. Scott: ‘Echoes of the Jazz Age’ 49
Five (film) 125–6
Fleming, Ian
Thunderball 230
You Only Live Twice 230, 231–3
Foertsch, Jacqueline 112–13, 117, 118–19
Foreman, Carl 228
Forman, James D.: Doomsday Plus Twelve 84n90
Fortress Europe 217
Foucault, Michel 11
France 13, 29
Franco-Prussian War 29
Frank, Pat: Alas Babylon 115–20
Franklin, H. Bruce 34
War Stars 44, 54
freedom 147
frontier novels 58
future war fiction 29–38
Gaddafi, President Muammar 224
Gaiman, Neil: The Sandman 86–7
Galton, Sir Francis 26, 27
Gandhi, Indira 206
Gandhi, Mohandas K. 206, 208–9
Garvey, Marcus 43
gated communities 73
Geisel, Theodor Seuss 42
genocide 32, 38
African-Americans 155
Dawn (Butler) 139–40
Nazis 42, 52, 109
racial 156, 168, 198 see also Holocaust
Triumph (Wylie) 129
George, James: Ocean Roads 188
(p.273) Germany 27–8, 39, 41, 68, 69 see also Prussia
Gibbons, Floyd: The Red Napoleon 36
Gibson, Ross 91, 96
Giesy, John Ulrich: All for His Country 35
Gilroy, Paul 52, 108, 149
After Empire 92
The Black Atlantic 147
Ginsberg, Allen: ‘Beginning of a Poem of These States’ 238
Gobineau, Joseph Arthur, Count de 10
Godden, Richard 107
Grant, Madison: The Passing of the Great Race 27
Gray, Richard: A History of American Literature 173
Great Depression 49
Griffith, George
The Angel of the Revolution 33
The Great Pirate Syndicate 32–3
Gunesekera, Romesh: The Sandglass 212–14
Halsey, Admiral William 42
Hamilton, George 88
Experiences of a Colonist Forty Years Ago 88
Haney López, Ian F. 11
Hansberry, Lorraine: What Use Are Flowers? 5
Hansen, Thomas Blom 212
Hassan, Mohammed bin Abdullah 39–40
Haut, Woody: Pulp Culture 9
Hay, William Delisle: Three Hundred Years Hence 31–2
Heinlein, Robert A.
The Day after Tomorrow 36
Farnham's Freehold 51
Henrikson, Margot A.: Dr. Strangelove's America 155
Herder, Johann Gottfried von 14
heroism 96–102
Hersey, John: Hiroshima 188
hierarchies
Dawn (Butler) 136
Mad Max II 100
Hindu nationalism 203, 204–7, 208, 212, 220
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 210, 214, 217, 219
Sacred Games (Seth) 215
Hinduism 205–6
Hiroshima 5, 41, 44, 150, 154, 180, 188
Hispanic Americans 61, 62, 78
Hitler, Adolf 28
Hoban, Russell: Riddley Walker 93–4
Hollywood 73
Holocaust 182
homesteading 51
homophobia 137–8
Honeyford, Ray: Anti-Racism 138
Hoover, President Herbert 43
Hughes, Langston 151
‘Atomic Dream’ 160
The Best of Simple 159
‘Bomb Shelters’ 161
‘Bones, Bombs, Chicken Necks’ 152
‘Harlem’ 155
‘High Bed’ 167
‘Lunch in a Jim Crow Car’ 155
‘The Moon’ 166
‘Not Colored’ 150–1
‘Radioactive Red Caps’ 155, 159–60
‘Simple and the Atomic Bomb’ 152
Huxley, Aldous: Ape and Essence 85
hydrogen bombs 165
immigration 217
incendiary bombs 41
India 63
Ayodhya mosque 207, 209
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 206–7, 208, 214, 216–17, 218, 220
Christians 207
modernity 19
nuclear tests 207–9
nuclear weapons 202, 212, 220
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 204, 210–11
Sacred Games (Seth) 216
Sangh Parivar organization 207, 208
Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) 206
VHP organization 207 see also Hindu nationalism
Indian Independence Movement 205, 206, 219
Indian National Congress 206
International School of Nuclear Science and Engineering 227
interpretation 3
Invaders from Mars (film) 166
Iran 240
Iraq 40, 244, 245
Irish Americans 12
irony 235
Irving, Washington: History of New York 53–4
Islam 39–40 see also Muslims
Jameson, Fredric 3
Jan Sangh Party (India) 206, 207, 219
Japan
American aid to 68
atomic bombing of 5, 41, 44, 148, 152 see also Hiroshima; Nagasaki
fear of 33–4, 35, 36, 38, 41–2, 43–4
markets 68–9
Warday and the Journey Onward (Strieber and Kunetka) 72
You Only Live Twice (Fleming) 232
Jaskoski, Helen 191, 193
Jews
concentration camps 188
Manhattan Project 180–1see also anti-Semitism; Holocaust
(p.274) Johnson, Dennis: Fiskadoro 54
Joplin, Janis 66
Jordan, June
‘From Sea to Shining Sea’ 173–4
‘Who Would Be Free, Themselves Must Strike the Blow’ 171–2, 173
Joshi, Ruchir: The Last Jet-Engine Laugh 203–5, 209–12, 214, 216–19
Juergensmeyer, Mark 208
Kaltenborn, H. V. 180
Kanon, Joseph: Los Alamos 182, 196
Kashmir 208
Kawada, Louise 173
Kennedy, President John F. 2, 162, 165, 232
Kennedy, Robert F.: 13 Days 232
Kerslake, Patricia: Science Fiction and Empire 6
Kinchy, Abby J. 170
King, Coretta Scott 170
King, Martin Luther, Jr 147, 151, 169–70
Kipling, Rudyard 64–5
Kornbluth, C. M.: ‘Two Dooms’ 43–4
Kovel, Joel: Against the State of Nuclear Terror 241
Ku Klux Klan 37
Langbehn, Julius: Rembrandt as Educator 28
language
Africans 64
Biblical 194
of difference 184
Jordan, June 171–4
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 214, 219, 220
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (film) 93–4
‘Mont Blanc’ (Brathwaite) 156–9
Nazi 52
normalizing role 7–8
of poetic justice 187
of racism 189, 198
Lanz, Jörg 28
Le Queux, William: The Invasion of 1910 30
League of Nations 127
Lebensraum 58
Lefebvre, Henri 85
Leghorn, Richard S. 165, 226–7
Lévi-Strauss, Claude 106–7
Linnaeus, Carolus: Systema Naturae 10
List, Guido von: German Mythological Landscape Pictures 28
London, Jack: ‘The Unparalleled Invasion’ 34–5
Los Angeles 71–2, 73–4
love 131–2
Luckhurst, Roger 139
MacCannell, Dean 111–12
McClintock, Anne 217
McClure's Magazine 34
McConachie, Bruce: American Theater in the Culture of the Cold War 9
Macdonald, Andrew: The Turner Diaries 108–9
McDonald's: in Swanwick's ‘The Feast of Saint Janis’ 75
McFarlane, Brian 94
MacLeish, Archibald: J.B. 112
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (film) 85
colonization 90–6
heroism 91, 94, 96–102
Marvel Comics comparison 96–7
Western motif 97
Mad Max II (The Road Warrior) (film) 98
Maddock, Shane J. 224
Nuclear Apartheid 225
Mahabharata 202
Mailer, Norman: ‘The White Negro’ 149
Malcolm X 150
Manhattan Project 180
The Accident (Masters) 183–9
Los Alamos (Kanon) 194–9
Ocean Roads (George) 188
Stallion Gate (Smith) 189–94
Manson, Marston: The Yellow Peril in Action 35
mapmaking 87–8
Marshall Plan 228
Marx, Karl 75, 76, 190
mass culture 114–15
Masters, Dexter: The Accident 181, 183–9
Melville, Herman: Moby Dick 89, 235
Meredith, James 2
Milius, John 239
Miller, George 94
Miller, Walter M.: A Canticle for Leibowitz 134
Miller, Walter M., Jr 241–2
Mitchell, Clarence, Jr 154–5
mixed race people 106
modernity
Australia 101
Europe 88, 89
hypocrisies/tensions 174
India 19
nuclear 162–5
opposition to 236–7
racial oppression and 147, 148, 151, 152, 156, 157, 158–9
technical emancipation 167
warfare 29
World War Three 2
Moore, Ward
Lot 115
Lot's Daughter 115
Morrison, Toni 79
Mosley, Walter 167
Mosse, George L.: Towards the Final Solution 27, 28
The Mouse That Roared (film) 228–9
Moylan, Tom: Scraps of the Untainted Sky 69–70
(p.275) mulattoes 107
Muller, Julius W.: The Invasion of America 36–7
music 9, 66, 95, 100, 160
Muslims
India 207, 215, 216
as a threat 218, 240, 243, 244 see also Islam
Mutually Assured Destruction 229
Nadel, Alan 244
Containment Culture 8–9
Nagasaki 5, 41, 44, 180, 188
Nama, Adilifu 121, 122
napalm 157
NASA 151
nationalism: and racism 14–15
nationhood 14, 157
Native Americans 55, 56–8, 61, 62
Stallion Gate (Smith) 190–1, 193–4
Tomorrow! (Wylie) 113
Warday and the Journey Onward (Strieber and Kunetka) 78
Nazis
The Accident (Masters) 184–5
and anti-Semitism 180
fear of 38
Los Alamos (Kanon) 195–6
and race 12, 27, 52
Negro World (newspaper) 43
Nehru, Jawaharlal 206
Nelson, Alondra 234
Nelson, William Xavier 114
neocolonialism 68
‘New World’ 163
New Zealand 85
Newman, Kim
Apocalypse Movies 96
Cherry 51
Neon City 51
World Gone Wild 51
Nixon, President Richard 67
Nordau, Max: Degeneration 26
Norton, Roy: The Vanishing Fleets 35
Nowlan, Philip Francis
The Airlords of Han 37
Armageddon 2419 A.D. 37
nuclear arms race 165
nuclear attack survivors 112
nuclear criticism 6–9
nuclear deterrence 229
nuclear disarmament 151, 229
nuclear fallout 153–4, 159
nuclear fission 166
nuclear physics 165
nuclear technology 1–2, 227
nuclear testing 87, 171, 207–9
nuclear war 7
Alas Babylon (Frank) 115–20
criticisms 8
Dawn (Butler) 137, 140
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 209
The Shoes of the Fisherman (West) 238
Triumph (Wylie) 128, 129
The Turner Diaries (Macdonald) 109
Warday and the Journey Onward (Strieber and Kunetka) 61–2
The World, The Flesh and the Devil 124
nuclear weapons 7, 79, 170
Cat's Cradle (Vonnegut) 233
Deterrence (TV film) 245
‘dirty’ 245
India 202, 207–9, 212, 220
The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 210–11
Sacred Games (Seth) 216
nonproliferation 224–5
Pakistan 207, 208
Russia 242
Sri Lanka 212–14
as weapons of mass destruction 228
You Only Live Twice (Fleming) 232, 233
Odell, Samuel W.: The Last War 32
Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization 159
oil 93
On the Beach (film) 85 see also Shute, Nevil: On the Beach
Oppenheimer, J. Robert
portrayals of 182, 189, 190, 193, 197
on Trinity atomic bomb test 202, 220
O'Regan, Tom 91
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) 93
outer space 51
Pakistan 204, 207, 208, 216
Pape, Robert A. 41
Parivar, Sangh: The Saffron Wave 212
Peace Information Center 170
Pearson, Karl: Francis Galton 26–7
Phillips, William 43
Pick, Daniel 25–6
Piette, Adam: The Literary Cold War 9
poetry, Cold War 9
‘Poets against the End of the World’ event, New York City (1982)171
Polo, Marco 87
prejudice 138
Preston, John 111
Project Orion 165
Prussia 29
psychotherapy 77
Public Enemy (rap group): ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ 105
Pugwash Conference, Third (1958) 278–80
race scientists 10–11
racial cleansing 27–8
(p.276) racial degeneration 30, 44
racial desegregation
Alas Babylon (Frank) 116, 119–20, 122
Triumph (Wylie) 129, 130
racial difference 136
racial equality 170
racial justice 151
racial Otherness 191–2
racial physiology 195, 198
racial politics 124–5
racial purity 105–6, 110, 114
racial segregation 155, 159–62
Five (film) 125
The Martian Chronicles 133
Simple stories (Hughes) 159–60, 166 see also racial desegregation
racial terror 148, 149, 150
racialized symbols 36
racism 78–9
anti-black 43, 155, 168
Britain 138
Chinese 238
‘Dark Interlude’ 108
Dawn (Butler) 137–8, 139
Five (film) 125
‘High Bed’ (Hughes) 167
Los Alamos (Kanon) 182
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (film) 94
Marshall Islanders 152, 159
and nationalism 14–15
Native Americans 59–60
Stallion Gate (Smith) 191
Triumph (Wylie) 128
United States 181
World War II 42 see also anti-Semitism; xenophobia
radiation 171–2
radioactive fallout see black rain
Rawlinson, Mark 39
Raymond, Alex: Flash Gordon 37–8
Rayner, Jonathan 97
Reagan, President Ronald 136, 240
Red Dawn (film) 239
Reed, Ishmael 13
Mumbo Jumbo 151, 163–5
Reed, Peter J. 235
Reed, Samuel Rockwell: The War of 1886, between the United States and Great Britain 30
Renan, Ernest 13
Rhodes, Cecil 31, 165
Richards, Leo: ‘Where Are Your Worshippers’ 154
Rieder, John 11, 30, 34
Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction 6–7
Ringer, Gerald J. 169
ritual 76
Robeson, Paul 170
Robinson, Donald: ‘If H-Bombs Fall…’ 154
Robinson, Kim Stanley: The Wild Shore 69
rockets 165
Roediger, David R.: The Wages of Whiteness 12–13
Rogers, Gwendolyn 171
Rohmer, Sax 38
Roosevelt, President Franklin D. 127
Roosevelt, President Theodore 27, 31
Roshwald, Mordecai: Level 7 103n20
Rotter, Andrew J. 44, 224
Rowlandson, Mary: A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson 77
Roy, Arundhati
on Hindu nationalism 220
on India 219
on The Last Jet-Engine Laugh (Joshi) 214
on nuclear nationalism 202, 205, 212
on nuclear weapons 211
Race, Ethnicity and Nuclear War 1
Rushdie, Salman: The Moor's Last Sigh 215
Russell, Bertrand 161–2
Russia/Russians 189, 242 see also USSR
Russo-Japan War 33
Rustin, Bayard 169–70
Said, Edward: Orientalism 63
Savarkar, V. D. 205–6
Schaub, Thomas H. 148–9
American Fiction in the Cold War 9
Scheckels, Theodore F. 96
Schlesinger, Arthur 3
Schuler, Alfred 28
Schuyler, George S. 166
Schwartz, Richard A. 119
science fiction: origins of 11
scientific knowledge 77–8 see also technology
Scott, Jonathan 136
Scruton, Roger: The Meaning of Conservatism 138
Seed, David 34, 37, 49, 78, 112
Senior, Olive: ‘rain’ 153
sexual relations, interracial 106–10
Alas Babylon (Frank) 119
‘The Comet’ (Du Bois) 120
Dawn (Butler) 135, 140
Five (film) 125
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth (Ware) 120
Los Alamos (Kanon) 198
Stallion Gate (Smith) 191–2, 192–3
Tomorrow! (Wylie) 113–14
Triumph (Wylie) 130
The World, The Flesh and the Devil (film) 121, 122
Shapiro, Jerome F. 93, 242
Sharp, Patrick B.
on Alas Babylon (Frank) 117
on A Canticle for Leibowitz (Miller) 134
(p.277) on civil defence 111, 159
on ‘Radioactive Red Caps’ (Hughes) 160
Savage Perils 7, 50, 51–2
on Stallion Gate (Smith) 194
on Tomorrow! (Wylie) 112
on ‘The Unparalleled Invasion’ (London) 34
Shaw, Tony 229
British Cinema and the Cold War 9
Hollywood's Cold War 9
Shelley, Percy Bysshe: ‘Mont Blanc’ 156–9
Sherman, General William 58
Sherriff, R. C.: The Hopkins Manuscript 38
Shiel, M. P.: The Yellow Danger 33
Shiv Sena (Indian political party) 207
Shohat, Ella 15, 244
Shoup, David 230
Shute, Nevil: On the Beach 226 see also On the Beach (film)
Siegel, Barbara and Scott: Firebrats 51
Silko, Leslie Marmon: Ceremony 52–3
Sinker, Mark 148
skin colour: The Last of the Mohicans (Cooper) 65
slavery
black 13, 106, 107, 164, 172, 233
Dawn (Butler) 135
and western civilization 147
Smith, Barbara 171
Smith, Darryl A. 123
Smith, Martin Cruz: Stallion Gate 181–2, 189–94
Social Darwinism 25
‘soft places’ 86–90, 101
Sollors, Werner 12–13, 217
Beyond Ethnicity 109
Soviet Union see USSR
space race 151, 166
Sputnik 1 165
Sri Lanka 212–14
Stam, Robert 15, 244
Star Trek (TV series) 51, 108
Star Wars nuclear defence system 240
stereotypes
African-American 149
Australian 91, 92–3, 232–3
British Raj 64
class 93
gender 149, 167
Jewish 186–7
Muslim 243
Native American 56, 65, 192
racial 234, 235–6, 237
World War II 42
Stevenson, President Adlai 59
‘Stochastic’ see Donnelly, Henry Grattan
Stockton, Frank: The Great War Syndicate 32
Stoddard, Lothrop 33
Stone, Albert E. 173
Literary Aftershocks 148–9, 233
Strieber, Whitley and Kunetka, James W.: Warday and the Journey Onward 49, 50, 53, 57, 61–2, 68, 69, 70–4, 77–8
Strieber, Whitley: Wolf of Shadows 56
survival: and empathy 148–9
suspense 5
Swanwick, Michael: ‘The Feast of Saint Janis’ 49, 50, 53, 57, 62–8, 69, 70, 71, 74–7, 78–9
Swarmy, Arun K. 205
Swing, Raymond Gram 180
Switzerland 14
Szilard, Leo 185, 225, 230
Talbott, Strobe 202, 203
Tank Girl (comic) 85
technology
Cat's Cradle (Vonnegut) 233–4
nuclear 167, 173
and survival 52–3, 65–6
Western and Non-Western 164 see also scientific knowledge
Tenn, William: ‘Eastward Ho!’ 49, 50, 53, 57–9, 60–1, 77, 79
terrorists, Islamist 244, 246
Test Ban Treaty (1963) 165
Thackeray, Balasaheb K. 208
the English: American representations of 30
Theosophy 27–8
Third World 225, 226, 234, 241–2 see also India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
Threads (TV film) 240
Time magazine 181
Tomorrow Never Dies (film) 242–3
total war 29
Trenchard, Hugh M. 39, 40
True Lies (film) 243–4
Truman, President Harry S. 42
Turner, Frederick Jackson: ‘The Significance of the Frontier in American History’ 60–1
Turner, Tina 91–2, 96, 101
24 (TV series) 245–6
USSR 78, 165, 224–5, 240
United States
Act to Preserve Racial Integrity (Virginia) (1924)13
aerial attacks on 40–1
aerial warfare 39
American Exceptionalism narrative 57
anti-Semitism 183–9
and Australia compared 89
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas 59, 125
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) 30
civilization 78, 107, 182
colonialism 68
Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) 224–5
demography 111
economy 68–9, 71, 79
(p.278) ethnic diversity 181
foreign policy 246
invasion of (Red Dawn) 239
Manhattan Project 166, 180
Manifest Destiny narrative 57
national identity 109–10
national unity 78
nationhood 157
racism 181
social injustices 173, 174
Soviet missile crisis 224–5
Test Ban Treaty (1963)165
urban space 73
United States Air Force 165
United States Federal Civil Defense Administration (FCDA) 159
Until the End of the World (film) 89–90
urban planning 112
Vajpayee, Atal Bihari 206, 207, 208
Victory through Air Power (film) 41–2
Vienna Declaration (1958) 228
Vietnam War 67, 157, 238–9
Vint, Sherryl 135
violence
absolute 229
against African Americans 149, 150
Dawn (Butler) 137–8
globalized 85
India 206, 207
Mad Max films 95, 97–8
Pakistan 207
‘The Feast of Saint Janis’ (Swanwick) 66–7, 68
Voices (magazine) 154
Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr: Cat's Cradle 233–7
Wachhorst, Wyn 122
Wagar, W. Warren 33
Walcott, Derek: ‘The Muse of History’ 151, 163
Walkabout (film) 89
Walker, Alice 165–6, 168
Wallace, King: The Next War 32
Wallerstein, Immanuel 14–15
Walt Disney studios: Victory through Air Power 41–2
War on Terror 246
Ware, Chris: Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth 120
weapons of mass destruction 228, 245
Weinberg, Alvin M.: ‘Prospects in International Science’ 227
Wells, H. G.
The War of the Worlds 54
The World Set Free 36, 112
West, Morris: The Shoes of the Fisherman 238
Western motifs 97, 113, 116
White, Arnold: Efficiency and Empire 26
White, Walter 180
white supremacism 1–2, 3, 44
atomic bomb and 154–5
A Canticle for Leibowitz (Miller) 134
future-war fictions 246
‘Mont Blanc’ (Brathwaite) 157
sexual relations, interracial 107
Triumph (Wylie) 129
United States 12
Walker, Alice on 165–6, 168
Warday and the Journey Onward (Strieber and Kunetka) 78
Whitfield, Stephen J.: The Culture of the Cold War 8
Whitney, Atwell: Almond-Eyed 30–1
Wilkins, Roy 180
Williams, John A.: Captain Blackman 155
Wilson, Steve: The Lost Traveller 54–7
Wodehouse, P.G.: The Swoop! 30
Wolfe, Bernard: Limbo 112
Wolfe, Gary K. 50
Wolfe, Harold 85
women
Alas Babylon 118–19
black feminism 171
interracial sexual relations 106, 107
Mad Max trilogy 91–3, 94, 95–6, 101
oppression 173
slavery 106
stereotypes 235
Tomorrow! (Wylie) 113
Triumph (Wylie) 127–8, 129–30
white American 35–6
The World, The Flesh and the Devil (film) 120–3
World Peace Appeal 170, 171
World War I 39, 228
World War II 39, 41–2
World War Three 2, 162
On the Beach (Shute) 226–7
racial causes 241
Third World 225, 241–2
Threads (TV film) 240
Western and Central Asia 240
Wright, Frank Lloyd 126, 132
Wylie, Philip
Tomorrow! 112–15
Triumph 85, 126–32
xenophobia 139 see also anti-Semitism; racism
Yellow Peril fictions 30–1, 238–9
Yost, David: The US and Nuclear Deterrence in Europe 242
Zangwill, Israel: The Melting-Pot 109–10
Žižek, Slavoj 246