THE ROAD TO CORLAY. New York: Pocket Books, [1979]. Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first U.S. edition. Signed by Murry as "Richard Cowper" on the section title leaf. First book of "The White Bird of Kinship" trilogy. 1979 Nebula nominee. Religious dystopia. "A thousand years hence an inundated Britain consists of many small islands, where a neo-medieval, theocratic society is disrupted by the coming of a millenarian cult which holds out the hope of social and spiritual renewal. Well-written, rather touching sf of a backward-looking pastoral sort." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 307. Text expanded, adds the prologue "Piper at the Gates of Dawn." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-285. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. A fine copy. (#112331).

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