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Tensions run high as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance.

With great power, as they say, comes great responsibility. When nuclear warheads fall into the hands of lone wolves or rogue states, the race to prevent catastrophe is the highest stakes game on Earth. Here are some stories where the threat of The Bomb looms large.

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Atomic Love

The hot touch of the city still on her, Rosalind unfastens her stockings and drops them in the bathroom sink with a handful of washing soda.

The Last

Nadia once told me that she was kept awake at night by the idea that she would read about the end of the world on a phone notification.

The Sandpit

Shula read his text message, and the air thinned around her. Why was he sending her this? It was exactly what they had agreed he must never do.