THE WILD SHORE. New York: Ace Science Fiction Books, . Small octavo, printed orange wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. The author's first book. Runner up for the 1985 Philip K. Dick Award. Non-utopian first book of the "Orange County" trilogy. In a keep-like enclave, a new pastoral community emerges in Southern California following a decade of nuclear winter, but the inhabitant's ignorance of the world outside is ultimately self-defeating. 1984 Nebula nominee. The first of the "New Ace Science Fiction Specials" edited by Terry Carr. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-918. A fine copy. A scarce proof. (#106529).