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Alas, Babylon - (Perennial Classics) by Pat Frank (Paperback)

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  • "An extraordinary real picture of human beings numbed by catastrophe but still driven by the unconquerable determination of living creatures to keep on being alive.
  • Author(s): Pat Frank
  • 352 Pages
  • Fiction + Literature Genres, Science Fiction
  • Series Name: Perennial Classics

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About the Book



A classic tale of the unthinkable--a nuclear holocaust in the United States--Frank's gripping story of survivors in a small Florida town includes a new Foreword by Brin.



Book Synopsis



"An extraordinary real picture of human beings numbed by catastrophe but still driven by the unconquerable determination of living creatures to keep on being alive." --The New Yorker

The classic apocalyptic novel by Pat Frank, first published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War, with an introduction by award-winning science fiction writer and scientist David Brin.

"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When the unthinkable nightmare of nuclear holocaust ravaged the United States, it was instant death for tens of millions of people; for survivors, it was a nightmare of hunger, sickness, and brutality. Overnight, a thousand years of civilization were stripped away.

But for one small Florida town, miraculously spared against all the odds, the struggle was only just beginning, as the isolated survivors--men and women of all ages and races--found the courage to come together and confront the harrowing darkness.



From the Back Cover



"Alas, Babylon." Those fateful words heralded the end. When a nuclear holocaust ravages the United States, a thousand years of civilization are stripped away overnight, and tens of millions of people are killed instantly. But for one small town in Florida, miraculously spared, the struggle is just beginning, as men and women of all backgrounds join together to confront the darkness.



Review Quotes




"An extraordinary real picture of human beings numbed by catastrophe but still driven by the unconquerable determination of living creatures to keep on being alive." -- The New Yorker

"Ingenious. . . . Provocative." -- New York Times

"An enthralling and vivid story of the follies and failures of people, their courage and cruelty, their treachery and triumphs. Mr. Frank is a magnificent writer." -- Chicago Sunday Tribune

"A warm, continuously interesting story of what can happen to a group of ordinary people in a perilous situation." -- New York Herald Tribune

"Frighteningly credible and exciting reading." -- Library Journal

"Frank is successful enough in making us believe it could indeed happen here to send a small, fearful chill along our backbone." -- Saturday Review

"A harrowing, human story." -- Florida Times-Union


Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction
Series Title: Perennial Classics
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Format: Paperback
Author: Pat Frank
Language: English
Street Date: July 5, 2005
TCIN: 11338479
UPC: 9780060741877
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6411
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.9 inches length x 5.3 inches width x 7.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.6 pounds
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