Centuries after a worldwide nuclear war has decimated Earth’s population and devastated the land, four opposing pockets of civilisation vie for control of the planet – and of the precious resources that survived the destruction. Nothing less than the future of Mankind is at stake . . . A novel of politics and people, adventure and passion, of worlds real and imagined, ORION SHALL RISE is a powerful and utterly enthralling speculation on our global destiny – and a gripping story as only Poul Anderson could write it.