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Predicts the inevitable end of a world that continues to function as selfishly and as barbarously as our own
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The earliest books by Philip Wylie (1902-71) greatly influenced twentieth-century science fiction pulp magazines and comic books: The Savage Gentleman was the inspiration for Doc Savage, Gladiator for Superman, and When Worlds Collide for Flash Gordon. A prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction, Wylie left a legacy of hundreds of short stories, articles, serials, syndicated newspaper columns, novels, and works of social criticism.
"Triumph is a powerful novel about love, drunkenness, the racial problem--above all, a hair-raising story of worldwide nuclear warfare. The pages describing what an atomic war will look like are unique; there is nothing like them in literature. What happens to the handful of people that survive World War III is fascinating in a nightmarish way." Eugene Burdick, co-author of Fail-Safe