Young adult novel with nuclear pool?
May 23, 2013 12:25 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember the name of a young adult novel I read (in the 80's or 90's) where a character is forced to do some work with radioactive materials at the bottom of a pool.
posted by Jahaza to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I can't tell you what this is, but I read it, too. I think it has a sci-fi or fantasy plot, though that could be a derail.
posted by mercredi at 12:34 PM on May 23, 2013

I remember this too. Was it about an adolescent with a clone or robot of some kind? I think the word "Omega" played into it, either as part of the title or as an important part of the plot.
posted by benbenson at 12:40 PM on May 23, 2013

C.O.L.A.R. by Alfred Slote?
posted by aaebig at 12:43 PM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: aaebig, close! I'm thinking of another sequel in the "Robot Buddy" series, Omega Station. Jahaza, I'm petty sure that in Omega Station, the "robot buddy" had to do some work in a radioactive pool, but I can't find a detailed description.
posted by benbenson at 12:49 PM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

Here's a redditor who thinks the same thing, but it doesn't show up in a google books search.
posted by mercredi at 12:55 PM on May 23, 2013

Best answer: You're right - I was thinking the radioactive pool thing was in C.O.L.A.R. but here's a review that mentions it in Omega Station.
posted by aaebig at 12:55 PM on May 23, 2013

Response by poster: Yep, from reading the review it's definitely Omega Station.
posted by Jahaza at 1:05 PM on May 23, 2013

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