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by Pat Frank

eBook Alas, Babylon ePub
Author: Pat Frank
Language: English
ISBN: 0899667449
ISBN13: 978-0899667447
Publisher: Buccaneer Books (December 1, 1990)
Pages: 279
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 441
Formats: lit txt docx mobi
ePub file: 1751 kb
Fb2 file: 1281 kb

Alas, Babylon is a 1959 novel by American writer Pat Frank (the pen name of Harry Hart Frank). It was one of the first apocalyptic novels of the nuclear age and has remained popular more than half a century after it was first published, consistently.

Alas, Babylon is a 1959 novel by American writer Pat Frank (the pen name of Harry Hart Frank). com's Top 20 Science Fiction Short Stories list (which groups together short story collections and novels) and has an entry in David Pringle's book Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels

1. IN Fort Repose, a river town in Central Florida, it was said that sending a message by Western Union was the same as broadcasting it over the combined networks. Florence gathered her pink flannel robe closer to her neck. She glanced up, apprehensively, through the kitchen window. All she saw were hibiscus leaves dripping in the pre-dawn ground fog, and blank gray sky beyond. They had no right to put those Sputniks up there to spy on people. As if it were on his mind also, Frank continued

I do think that Pat Frank had a tiger by the tail and he brought it home, put it in a cage, started feeding it, and turned that tiger into a house cat. There was the potential for a truly great novel that transcends the genre, but everything wraps up with a wiffle rather than a bang.

Pat Frank (1908–1964) is the author of the classic postapocalyptic novel Alas, Babylon, as well as the Cold War thriller Forbidden Area. Before becoming an author, Frank worked as a journalist and also as a propagandist for the government. He is one of the first and most influential science fiction writers to deal with the consequences of atomic warfare.

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The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world. A Mature Look At Nuclear War. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 15 years ago. If you came to this book looking for Mad Max, dont bother. If you want to reinforce your concept that life on Earth will end with the explosion of one nuke, go elsewhere. But if youre interested in how the collapse of society would impact everyday people, this novel is for you. Pat Frank takes a fairly reasoned look at the affects of a nuclear war on small town America in the early to mid 1960s.

Frank,Pat-Alas Babylon-v2. This was not entirely true. It was true that Florence Wechek, the manager, gossiped. Yet she judiciously classified the personal intelligence that flowed under her plump fingers, and maintained a prudent censorship over her tongue. The scandalous and the embarrassing she excised from her conversation

Pat Frank is the pen name of the American novelist, Harry Hart Frank (born 1909, died 1964). Alas, Babylon was Frank's most well-known work. Frank was well-known for his plain style of writing.

Pat Frank is the pen name of the American novelist, Harry Hart Frank (born 1909, died 1964). He is wonderful at creating very visual images through his use of vocabulary that far-reaching. The message he sends through his novel is chilling. What would we do if a similar event happened? During the time period that he wrote this novel, that was one of the greatest fears in the minds of most Americans.

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A story of a group of people who rely on their own courage and ingenuity to survive in a town which escaped nuclear bombing.
santa
TYPOS - TYPOS - & more TYPOS,

So many typos I couldn't count. There were so many I found myself angry as I came upon each new typo. I enjoyed the original print version of the book but this kindle version is atrocious.
Tenius
Loved the book, hesitated to purchase it because I thought it would be terribly dated, but I did not find that to be the case. Reminded me a lot of One Second After, which of course was written much more recently.

As much as I loved this book, I do not recommend buying the kindle edition at all. There are a LOT of errors. It looks like they used OCR to scan a paper version of this book, and the original font didn't take well. I have seen this before in other Kindle books, but this is the worst I have seen. Very distracting and confusing to have to go back and try to figure out what was said. One sentence started with "We Ye...." after reading a couple of times I realized it was probably supposed to say "We've...". Even the last sentence of the book "The engine started and Randy turned away to face die thousand-year light". "Die" should of been "the". There are so many spelling and flat out misinterpreted words it is very distracting to say the least. Really wish I had read s hard copy of this one... or better yet, that the Kindle version wasn't so overrun with errors.
Lilegha
I thought Alas Babylon was a very engaging and interesting book that has held up very well considering when it was written. There seems to be a current fascination with dystopian novels and movies, one that almost romanticizes a world decimated by war, famine, disease, etc. I suspect this is the case because we no longer live in very real fear of global annihilation that we did when books like Alas, Babylon or On The Beach were written, so a scorched earth is the stuff of fantasy now, and that's a good thing.

Alas is more about resiliency, survival, and rebuilding following a nuclear war than the war itself. It is a good story with characters I enjoyed, and actually somewhat optimistic given the dire circumstances of a global nuclear war. I recommend it.

One word of caution: The Kindle version of Alas, Babylon is full of typos. And I mean full. It's really, really bad; probably the worst Kindle "translation" I've ever read. If I did it again I'd order in hard-copy.
Arakus
This is about a group of people who survive and continue living in a rural area of Florida after nuclear war.

Years ago I saw the 1983 movie about life after nuclear war called “The Day After.” It was terribly depressing. Things were hopeless during and at the end. Everyone was a victim. Alas, Babylon was not as depressing. There was “hope” as people found ways to survive. There was creativity, perseverance and community.

I enjoyed the characters. I learned things. It was interesting to see how modern day people adjusted to surviving without electricity, gasoline, matches, etc. The many uses and importance of salt surprised me. It’s not the kind of book I like to read. I was depressed for the few days I was reading it. But the ending was good. I require happy endings and it was happy enough for me.

When I went to the drugstore and grocery store after reading this, I felt grateful. I didn't mind things that sometimes bother me.

There was one occurrence of the n-word racial slur.

AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
Will Patton is great! He is one of my favorite narrators. I think I would listen to almost any book he reads.

DATA:
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Unabridged audiobook length: 11 hrs and 14 mins. Swearing language: none. Sexual content: none. Setting: around 1959 fictional town Fort Repose, Florida. Book copyright: 1959. Genre: apocalyptic fiction.
Dodo
I purchased this from an Amazon Marketplace vendor. I've actually purchased this several times - yet I can never find my present copy because I seem to give it away. It's that good.

This is a great novel, although it's not, in many ways, constructed the way a novel would be today. Instead, we learn the backstory of all the main characters as they are introduced. Much of the story is via description - although it does a great job of driving the story forward. Most readers wouldn't notice.

Having worked in USAF SAC during the early 70's, I can attest to the general posture of nuclear weapons and delivery systems during that time - very well said, and accurate.

Lastly, our 'leaders', beginning with Bill Clinton, spouted how nuclear war was unsurvivable. This is a gross falsehood, because nuclear war is indeed survivable - unless you happen to be at ground zero.

In short, I think Mr. Frank crafted a fine novel with much truth of the 1960's era. I highly recommend this book.
Mettiarrb
This is the first book I ever bought using my own money (95 cents, back in the day) and I've worn it out, and a replacement, with re-reads. It is, as another reviewer put it, a "classic" novel, not really science fiction per se. The three stars is not for the book itself (five stars, easily), but for the Kindle Edition which is rife with typographic errors. My guess is that a copy of the book was put through an OCR scanner but that nobody could be bothered to proofread the thing after. Incorrect spellings, words run together, capitalization problems and broken sentences litter the book. One would hope in this electronic age that a cleaned up version would be made available to those who've paid a lot of money to be able to carry a favorite around wherever Kindle roams. One could hope.

But if you can overlook the errors - and there aren't any that alter meaning, they're just distracting - then it would be worth having if it ever goes on a highly-discounted sale. I do not regret buying it, now that it's out, but I also do not believe I received anything close to the value that Amazon places on the price tag.
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