ORION SHALL RISE. New York: Timescape Books, . Octavo, printed wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first trade edition. The Phantasia Press edition preceded the Timescape edition, but both were preceded by this proof. "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. A fine copy. (#11421).