Penguin Books, 1987, Softcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Edition, Illustrated By: Beth Turner -- Cover Art
VIII, 624 pages, last two pages blank, acknowledgements. Colour illustrated cover, by Beth Turner, with yellow and orange titles to the front panel and white and black titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Slight fading to the backstrip. Browning of the text block edges and of the internal text. The text block feels somewhat bumpy -- as if the book had been lying on an uneven surface. Set in Australia in the near future where the country's leader "... Bernard Buchanan, is the perfect puppet of foreign opportunism, no more attuned to the clear lessons of history than to the more immediate cautions of these astute and disinterested wife, Dorinda. He is a dangerous full presiding over his own decline. Yet, while most of the population abets the ' age of bigness', group of enterprising intellectuals is busy bringing seeds of ferment to the breakfast tables of a nation through a glorious campaign of cultural subversion." -- from the rear panel blurb. This is the first Australian edition. Size: Standard Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Beth Turner -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction -- Australian; ISBN: 0140106820. ISBN/EAN: 9780140106824. Inventory No: 0108805.