1989 · New York
by Jeter, K. W.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. In a decayed, entropic America the protagonist "finds himself embarked on a terrifying journey, fleeing from the agents of SCRAP and his own seemingly inevitable death. The journey becomes both a rite of passage and a race against time as he becomes aware of a conspiracy that will effect the future of mankind." - publisher's description. "A nifty piece of hard-boiled SF noir which starts of in a future Los Angeles deserted after a psychic event known as the Fear, and finishes, literally and metaphorically, in the desert ... It is brief, bleak and intense, over before you know it but leaving a curious resonance." - Paul McAuley, Interzone. Third book of a thematic trilogy, preceded by DR. ADDER (1984) and THE GLASS HAMMER (1985). Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 92. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature' 1986-2009. Publisher's publicity sheet laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#104617) (Inventory #: 104617)