Alas, Babylon

“On television, Armageddon’s death angel took form as a broad shouldered cloud whose radioactive flower stalked our dreams, prickling hairs on the back of our necks, and killing our sleep.” – Alas, Babylon

Mapping out the possibilities; what would happen if ____?

That was the train of thought that led Pat Frank to write the apocalyptic nuclear warfare novel Alas, Babylon.

As harrowing as the prospects of what could be lost are, squandering present day joys is equally sobering.

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