Alas, Babylon, by Frank, Pat

Moving only slightly forward in time from Stewart's 1949 end-of-the-world masterpiece, Earth Abides, Pat Frank's novel Alas, Babylon takes a step towards conservatism and, on another level entirely, naivetee. Alas, Babylon, published in 1959, tells the story of a major nuclear conflict between the USSR and the USA that devastates most of our nation, but certainly does not kill us. The action focus on a band of neighbors who come together in mutual and shared interests in resources tha[…]

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