FLOATING WORLDS. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976. Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "In a far-future solar system, where the various human societies range from fascist to anarchist, a female agent makes a complex bid for power. This is fundamentally a space opera, though the emphasis is not on hardware but on realistic characters and their political relationships. A massive and well-realized tale -- the only SF work so far by this respected historical novelist." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition, p. 139. "A neglected SF masterpiece." - Kim Stanley Robinson, Foundation. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 375. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#140351).
First edition so stated on copyright page.