The City, Not Long After
Murphy, Pat. The City, Not Long After. New York: Doubleday Foundation, 1989.
San Francisco, not long after a plague, has become an anarchic artists' utopia. In the course of the novel, the artists defend their community from military invaders with "an astonishing series of kinetic sculptures, elaborate toys, and works of performance art." Rev. Sandra J. Lindow, SF&FBR Annual 1990: 382-83, source for this citation, and quote. Lindow praises CNLA and recommends reading it with Lisa Goldstein's A Mask for the General (1988) and Richard Paul Russo's Subterranean Gallery (1989).