Reviews: Frank, Pat

Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

Alas, Babylon — Pat Frank

The sleepy little town of Fort Repose is only vaguely aware of events outside its borders. Given their druthers, certain members of the community—the Daughters of the Confederacy, the White Citizens Council—would prefer that they be even less aware of the outside world and its alarmingly modern ideas. The isolationists are going to get their wish, but not in a form they would have wanted.

“Alas, Babylon”: that phrase in a telegram from his brother Mark, a SAC officer, warns Randy Bragg that the long cold war between East and West is about to become hot.


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