by Andrew McBurnie
Teenager Adrian Thorby is about to experience a week of embarrassing and comic incidents. He's scared: it's 1962, the week of the Cuban missile crisis, and nuclear war menaces the world. Adrian wonders if all adults are insane. 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 he will never have a girlfriend.