The City, Not Long After


  • Title: The City, Not Long After
  • Author: Pat Murphy
  • Year: 1988
  • Type: Novel


Half a generation ago, a gesture in the name of peace turned out to spread plague and disaster. In San Francisco, the survivors are heir to a city transformed. It is a haunted, dreaming place peopled with memories, and in a strange way nearly alive itself. And although it is only beginning to recover from near-ultimate disaster, the city is at risk again. An army of power-hungry men are descending on San Francisco. Teenagers Jax and Danny-boy must lead the fight for freedom using the only weapons they have - —art, magic, and the soul of the city itself.


  • 1991. The City, Not Long After Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur C. Clarke Award (Nomination)
  • 1990. The City, Not Long After Locus Poll, Best SF Novel (Nomination)
  • 1990. The City, Not Long After Mythopoeic, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award (Nomination)



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