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. "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. A fine copy. (#11549).