Tucker, Wilson – The Long Loud Silence


Tucker, Wilson - The Long Loud SilenceGenre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Dell
Number: 791
Publication Date: 1952
Edition: 1st Edition
Cover Artist: Richard M. Powers

FROM THE BACK COVER

THE WRONG SIDE OF THE RIVER

Corporal Russell Gary – operator – angle man – black marketeer, junior grade – liberator of anything loose – veteran of Salerno and Normandy – a man who knew how to live by his wits and a gun.

Celebrating ten years in khaki, Gary went on a monumental binge…

While he slept it off, the United Stated east of the Mississippi was laid waste by atomic bombs and plague germs. The few who survived were immune to the plague but carriers of the toxin. No one from the contaminated area crossed the Mississippi and lived more than a few seconds. The Army guarded every bridge, every inch of shore line. If you happened to be east of the river when the bombs fell, you stayed there until you died. There was no other choice, no other future.

When Corporal Gary woke up he was on the wrong side of the river, the bombed and contaminated side…

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  1. #1 by Joachim Boaz on August 30, 2011 - 4:14 am

    Argh, I’ve wanted to read (and find this edition) for a long time — now I must procure one! Great great cover!

    (I’ve subscribed to your wonderful blog)

    (do you read any of the books which you post? I’m curious what you thought of a lot of them — but, if you haven’t read them….)

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