Grafton Books, 1991, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First, Illustrated By: Chris Moore -- Cover Art
intentionally, acknowledgements. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing to the lower book edges and slight bumping to the top backstrip corners. Faint discolouration to the lower back strip edge. A small mark halfway down the front book panel, closest to the backstrip. Very light age toning and marking to the top text block edge. Colour illustrated dustwrapper, by Chris Moore, with white and blue titles to the front panel and white and red titles to the backstrip. Minor rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Fading to the backstrip. In a world where the survivors of a spaceship survive precariously in two different groups, one group, ".. the miners, live on the Belt, a ramshackle ring of dwellings orbiting the iron core of a dead star, which they excavate for raw materials. These can be traded for food from the Raft, a structure built from the wreckage of the ship, on which a small group of scientists preserve ancient knowledge which makes survival possible. Rees is a Miner whose curiosity about his world makes him stow away on a flying tree -- just one of the many strange local life forms -- carrying trade between Belt and the Raft. Accepted as an apprentice scientist, he learns that their world is dying, and that in order to leave the survivors must contemplate a journey even more perilous and fantastic than that of their ancestors." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Author's first work. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. VIII, 9-268 pages, last 4 pages blank, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Chris Moore -- Cover Art. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy; First Work; ISBN: 0246137061. ISBN/EAN: 9780246137067. Inventory No: 0108349.