THE TRUTH MACHINE. New York: Ballantine Books, . Octavo, boards. First printing of the second edition. Preceded by the privately printed first edition published in Dallas by Ivy Press earlier in 1996. Halperin's first novel. Tale of the near future concerning the invention of a machine that can detect lies with 100 percent accuracy and the political, social and economic consequences of its employment. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#106876).
"First Ballantine Books Edition: September 1996 / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.