The City, Not Long After

By Pat Murphy
Read by Marguerite Gavin

8.32 Hours 03/01/2005 unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781470892920

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    ISBN: 9780786182084

The city is San Francisco. “Not long after” refers to a devastating worldwide plague that has wiped out most of the planet’s population. The people who survive in San Francisco are mostly artists, hippies, and misfits who pull together a viable community and transform the city. But when a military general determines to reunite the remnants of the once great United States and sets his sights on San Francisco, the people resist, believing they have already discovered a better way of life. The new and artistically creative guerrilla warfare they stage will make for one of the oddest battles ever fought.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Notable Book

The city is San Francisco. “Not long after” refers to a devastating worldwide plague that has wiped out most of the planet’s population.

The people who survive in San Francisco are mostly artists, hippies, and misfits who pull together a viable community and transform the city. But when a military general determines to reunite the remnants of the once great United States and sets his sights on San Francisco, the people resist, believing they have already discovered a better way of life. The new and artistically creative guerrilla warfare they stage will make for one of the oddest battles ever fought.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Ms. Murphy’s skillful hands, the showdown between art and power takes on mythic dimensions while remaining rooted in the vivifying specifics of character and place. No one comes out of this confrontation unchanged, including the reader.” New York Times
“Evokes a haunting vision of life after society’s collapse, as art becomes magic and combines with the power of love to defeat the engines of war. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“Murphy infuses this tale with a type of surrealism often associated with Latin novelists like Garcia Marquez...A major work.” Booklist
“A clear-eyed examination of some darker elements from America’s past and present, and a scathing review of militant patriotism…Murphy’s characters and situations are complex, vital, and often inspiring…The City Not Long After will make you both think and feel...and that is no small achievement.” SFFAudio.com
“Marguerite Gavin’s narration was the perfect foil for these exotic, New Agey artists, for her voice is almost surgically precise and antiseptically clean. Her syllables are razor-edged for Jax and for the general narration, so the laid-back stoner voice she conjures for Danny Boy comes as a revelation.” SFFAudio.com

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Author

Author Bio: Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy has won numerous awards for her science fiction and fantasy writing, including the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the World Fantasy Award. When not writing science fiction, she writes for the Exploratorium, San Francisco’s museum of science, art, and human perception. She lives in San Francisco.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 8.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English