MICHAELMAS. New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, printed blue wrappers. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Budrys to the book's editor on the title page. "A roving TV journalist of the near future becomes the secret ruler of the world, as a result of his cunning manipulation of an artificial intelligence network -- or is the AI manipulating him? Ambitious and richly textured, this is a fundamentally implausible but seductive near-future power dream. In some ways, it prefigures cyberpunk (but lacks the punkish edge)." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 236. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-180. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1387-90. Front cover sunned, else a fine copy. (#112252).