By Andrew McBurnie
Published: September 15, 2012.
Teenager Adrian Thorby is about to experience a week of embarrassing but comic incidents. But he's scared. It's 1962, the week of the Cuban missile crisis, and the world is threatened by nuclear war. He's a science-fiction fan who fears he won't live to see a futuristic world of high-technology, including space travel and robots, and will never have a girlfriend, because the adults are all insane.