Sometimes you can judge a book by its title! Yes, this book really does exist. DocTurtle brought this book into our marriage, and I don't think I've ever forgiven him. I am seriously traumatized by a) rebellious Texans, b) rebellious Texans on horseback, and c) tanks with Mogen Davids on them fighting said rebellious Texans on horseback (the Texans, not the tanks). And it took two people to write this! I don't know how they're defining "Science Fiction in the Grand Tradition," but in my world this ain't it.
Just in case you're not worried enough, here's the blurb:
On August 12, 1992, England's tiny nuclear arsenal fell on Ireland, on South Africa, and finally on China. Instantly the planet went up in flames. In the first half year of what was to be called the War of '92, half the Earth's population perished. The United States was reduced to a vast underpeopled land -- and, to make matters worse, Texas had seceded and taken her precious oil reserves. But Israel, virtually untouched in a world ravaged by war, was painfully overpopulated.
Texas-Israeli War: 1999