Book Review of Alas, Babylon

Alas, Babylon
Alas, Babylon
Author: Pat Frank
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6


This book was written in 1959 during the Cold War era. In this scenario, the Soviet Union actually launches missles at the U. S., destroying most of the east coast and all major cities. This is the story of how a little community in Florida that managed to stay uncontaminated, learns how to survive without electricity, city water, grocery stores, medicine, gasoline and many other conveniences of modern civilization. I give it a 10 because I didn't want to put it down once I had started it.