CRASHCOURSE. Wilhelmina Baird, Joyce Carstairs Hutchinson.

CRASHCOURSE. New York: Ace Books, [1996]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace 12163-2. First book of "the Cass sequence of novels set in a noirish cyberpunk-like near future England, and comprising CRASHCOURSE (1993), CLIPJOINT (1994) and PSYKOSIS (1995). Her heroine -- whose name refracts both Cassandra and Case, the protagonist of William Gibson's NEUROMANCER (1984) -- lives as a thief in a culture divided into Aris, Arts, Techs and Umps (the great majority, who are permanently unemployed); but soon becomes involved in "feeliefilms" and after getting rich is prepared, in the sequels, to adventure off-Earth. The language throughout is alert, savvy in the expected noir fashion, and funny." - John Clute, SFE (online). A first novel. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy. (#140344).

Price: $25.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"Ace edition / September 1993 / ... / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.