A FISHERMAN OF THE INLAND SEA: SCIENCE FICTION STORIES. [New York]: HarperPrism, . Octavo, cloth. Advance readers edition. Special edition of 1500 copies distributed as gifts of the author and publisher. Collects eight stories. Includes "Newton's Sleep," a story that "begins in a dystopia of a future North America with a destroyed environment and constant regional wars. The story then moves to a satellite that is supposed to be a eutopia based on reason, but anti-Semitism and the struggle for power undermine the eutopia while, at the end, imagination seems to be beginning to reshape even the physical layout." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#138222).
"First HarperPrism printing: November 1994 / ... / 94 95 96 97 98 99 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page. "This special edition of / A Fisherman of the Inland Sea / is limited to 1500 copies / to be distributed as gifts / of the the author and publisher. / This pre-publication edition / has been prepared from raw manuscript / and may contain material the author will / change in later editions" on limitation page.