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Mr. Adam
Mr. Adam | Pat Frank
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Originally published at the dawn of the Atomic Age, Mr. Adam is a riveting, chilling novel from the author of the post-apocalyptic classic Alas Babylon, revealing the dangers of nuclear power—and the far greater danger of government bureaucracy. A young newspaperman accidentally turns up the biggest story of his career: On a certain date in the not-too-distant future, there are no reservations in the maternity wards of any hospitals in New York. When the journalist’s AP office checks other cities, he discovers that this alarming state of affairs is not just in the United States, but in the entire world. A few months earlier, an accidental explosion in an atomic plant in Mississippi released an unknown form of radiation that turned the Earth’s men sterile—with one notable exception. Mr. Homer Adam, who was at the bottom of a lead mine in Colorado at the moment of the explosion, is the only man unaffected by the atomic rays. Naturally, he is in great demand, and sadly, it’s up to the government to decide what to do with him. One of literature’s first responses to the atomic bomb, Mr. Adam is an artifact of classic science fiction—an equally biting satire and ominous warning to society—that will resonate deeply with readers today as it did when it was first published in 1946.
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The.Intentional.Reader
Mr. Adam | Pat Frank
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Rainy and cold Sunday morning. But luckily its nice and warm inside with my cup of coffee and good book. Happy Sunday!

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The.Intentional.Reader
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Bought this a few days back. Looks really interesting and I loved “Alas, Babylon” by the same author. Looking forward to this one!

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A little known classic, this is a bedrock sci fi book--one of the very first--that tackled the effects of atomic warfare & radiation. Everything from Godzilla to "The Twilight Zone" owes a debt of gratitude to this book. A nuke explosion sterilizes every man on the planet except for Mr. Adams! Mayhem ensues! A quick, hilarious, sardonic, insightful, reflective read in 40s-style prose. Pair with: Jack Daniels & coke (a hi-ball), on the rocks!

Bookbeez This sounds fascinating. 3y
Arbol I'm sorry - I have to ask - is that a golf ball sized ice ... Er cube in that glass? 3y
Merethebookgal Sounds interesting! 3y
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Readingrobin Great photo! 3y
Aleida Where can I get a tray that makes is spheres? 3y
Mayread @Aleida they aren't trays but separate units for each sphere. Easily found on amazon. 3y
ValerieAndBooks As in Adam and Eve? Coincidence? Sounds like a good story! 3y
Reading_E Sounds really good! It's going on my never ending Reading list :) 3y
MrBook @Bookbeez @Merethebookgal @Reading_E It's worth the read! Written in 1946, it provides a real but satirical peek into post-WWII mindsets. 3y
MrBook Thank you @Readingrobin 😊! 3y
MrBook @ValerieAndBooks You got it! 😊👍🏻 3y
MrBook @Arbol 😂😂😂 Yep, it's an ice ball! Perfect for libations. @BookBabe got them for us, and I think she got them through Amazon, like @Skiles mentioned. @Aleida 3y
Mayread Have you tried the trick where you keep the core hollow & fill with booze? Oh yeah. 3y
MrBook Yep! 😎👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
BookBabe Ice spheres: Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds - Set of 2 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ACTN54/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CXpOxbWX0BK1Q 3y
BookBabe @Aleida @Arbol here's the link ☝🏻️ 3y
Arbol @MrBook That's awesome it's like one of those giant jaw breakers. Definitely going to check those out. 3y
MrBook @Arbol 😎👍🏻 3y
Aleida Thanks ! 3y
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