The City, Not Long AfterPat Murphy
science fiction, fantasy
Arthur C. Clarke Award: Best Novel nominee (1991).
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.
Pat Murphy (Patrice Ann Murphy) is an award-winning American science writer and author of science fiction and fantasy novels. Her second novel, The Falling Woman (1986), won the Nebula Award, and she also won a Nebula Award in the same year for her novelette, "Rachel in Love." Her short story collection, Points of Departure (1990) won the Philip K. Dick Award, and her 1991 novella, "Bones," won the World Fantasy Award.
Together with Karen Joy Fowler, Murphy co-founded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 1991.
Pat Murphy. Wikipedia.