Harry Hart "Pat" Frank (May 5, 1908 – October 12, 1964) was an American writer, newspaperman, and government consultant. Frank's best known work is the 1959 Alas, Babylon, and Forbidden Area.

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    Are you a member of an established Mutual Assistance Group (MAG)?

    I thought I would toss this one out for discussion. While humans have organized themselves in such a way to share resources and skills since time immemorial, the Mutual Assistance Group (MAG) is one specifically setup to pull through a major disaster together, with defined roles, a...
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    Forbidden Area (1962)

    Continuing the theme of Cold War era flicks for your viewing enjoyment, the following is the first episode in the program Playhouse 90. This one is a film adaptation of the Pat Frank thriller Forbidden Area. The episode stars Charlton Heston and Vincent Price. It is hosted by western star...
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