THE SHIPS OF EARTH. New York: Tor, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First trade edition. Signed inscription by Card to "Dave" on the half title page. 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 dust jacket. (#138886).
"First trade edition: February 1994 / 0 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.