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The Long Loud Silence

Written By:Wilson Tucker - 1952

  • The Long Loud Silence  - Wilson Tucker cover


Corporal Russell Gary works as an Army recruiter in a small Illinois town. He is a veteran of combat duty in Vietnam in the 1969 revision; in the original work, he is on leave from service in the Korean War. He awakes from an overnight binge to learn that the city has been almost destroyed by a sudden, mysterious bombing attack. Gradually, over the next few months, after wandering through one deserted, ravaged area after another, Gary concludes that a nuclear attack, accompanied by a deadly plague, has decimated the entire area east of the Mississippi River.