By the Waters of Babylon


"By the Waters of Babylon" is a post-apocalyptic short story by Stephen Vincent Benét first published July 31, 1937, in The Saturday Evening Post as "The Place of the Gods".[1] It was republished in 1943 in The Pocket Book of Science Fiction,[2] and was adapted in 1971 into a one-act play by Brainerd Duffield.[3]

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