Earth Abides, a 1949 science fiction novel by Berkeley English professor George R. Stewart, won the inaugural International Fantasy Award in 1951. Earth Abides was adapted for the CBS radio program Escape as a two-part drama starring John Dehner on November 5th and 12th, 1950. A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race. One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man. What he ultimately discovers will prove far more astonishing than anything he’d either dreaded or hoped for.
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