ORION SHALL RISE. Huntington Woods, Michigan: Phantasia Press, 1983. Octavo, cloth. First edition. Part of the 600-copy limited edition, but this copy lacks the limitation leaf (defective; or perhaps a review copy). "A long, complex novel set in the world of Anderson's Maurai stories, centuries after the devastating war known variously as 'The Doom War,' 'The Downfall,' and the 'Death Time.' Among other matters this work details a plot by the Northwest Union (the northwestern portion of the former United States) to develop spacecraft powered by nuclear explosives to challenge the domination of their benevolent rulers who have restricted the development of technology ... A superior political thriller ..." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 117. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-16. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 416. A fine copy in fine dust jacket and cloth slipcase. (#107374).
First edition so stated on copyright page.