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INSCRIBED by AUTHOR. Book is in Very Good condition with red boards and gilt lettering. Light bumping to corners and head/tail of spine. Half-title page is lightly bent along length. A clean tight copy. Dustjacket is in Good condition with light wear along extremities and a bit of creasing. Spine has two nicks and a closed tear at tail. Back cover has some sticker residue. Dj flaps have light wear and some darkening along edges. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 447 pgs. Additional shipping charges may apply to international orders. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001787
Inhaltsangabe: True to his namesake, Emerson Ngu follows the way of individualism, making him the hero of Pallas, a libertarian paradise atop an asteroid, and the enemy of former senator Gibson Altman, the jealous leader of a communist dystopia. Reprint.
From Kirkus Reviews: Something like a playful, knowing, Heinlein-ish Little House in the asteroid belt. Smith's previous outings include the interstellar pirate yarn Henry Martyn (1989) and the alternate- history The Crystal Empire (1987). In the 21st century, the large asteroid Pallas has been terraformed--enclosed within a plastic bubble, given air and water, and seeded with terrestrial life- forms--and now harbors two radically different populations. In a large crater surrounded by a high, electrified Rimfence live the 10,000 souls of the Greeley Utopian Memorial Project in conditions of virtual slavery; GUMP is ruled by Administrator Gibson Altman. Outside dwell a racially-ethnically-religiously mixed people in libertarian splendor; they regard their rights to hunt game and bear arms as the cornerstone of independence and freedom. Escaping from GUMP, and soon coming to terms with Outside, is young inventive genius Emerson Ngu; but then Altman shows up demanding that Emerson, as a minor, be returned to GUMP. This is just the beginning of a plot that takes in family entanglements, revolutions, alien objects, immortality treatments, etc. Reasonably diverting, if you can tolerate Smith's unsubtle ideological slant, and fluffed up with references to Star Wars, Star Trek, and other cultural icons. -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Einband: Hard Cover
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Signiert: Signed by Author
Auflage: First Edition
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good +. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First Edition/ Printing. Secure Binding With No Markings To Text. No Jacket. Shelf Wear To Boards, Wear Along Spine Head And Foot. Inscribed By The Author On The Title Page. Inscribed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 085000
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Tor, New York, 1993. Hardcover, 447 pp. 1st edition, 1st printing (full number line). Near fine. Small closed dust jacket tear. Signed and inscribed and dated by author on title page. See photos. Inscribed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE-16985763576
Buchbeschreibung Tor Books, New York, 1993. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good + DJ. 1st Edition. 447 Pp. Fine In Very Good + Dj, Not Price Clipped, With Light Wear. With A One Page Computer-Generated Letter From Smith On His Letterhead, Dated January 11, 1994, To A Friend Who Was Editor Of "Handguns" Discussing This Book, Also Gun Availability And Crime, Signed In Ink By Smith. Signed by Author(s). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 032200