THE SHIPS OF EARTH. New York: Tor, . Octavo, full leather. First edition. Limited to 225 copies signed by Card. Although not so marked, this is probably an out-of-series publisher's copy with Card's signature, but no number or letter on the limitation page. Third book of the "Homecoming" series. On the planet Harmony survivors from a ruined Earth live in a eutopia maintained by a computer, which is failing. The only repair lies light-years distant on Earth and the only way to get there is to teach forbidden technology to a few select people. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine imitation leather slipcase without dust jacket as issued. (#106796).
"First edition: February 1994 / ... / 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page. "This signed first edition of The Ships of Earth is published in an edition of 225 copies, / of which 200 copies have been released to the trade, and 25 lettered copies are reserved / to the author and publisher" on limitation page.