THE EDICT. Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, Inc., . Octavo, boards. First edition, first printing with code "B40" on page 181. Preceded the 1972 Bantam Books paperback edition. A dystopian futuristic tale embodying anxieties of the day (overpopulation, resource depletion, etc.). "Overpopulation dystopia. No children allowed for thirty years." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 331. Robot children replace real children. The novel is based on a screenplay written in collaboration with Frank de Felitta. Issued by the Science Fiction Book Club. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#141419).
No statement of printing. First printing has code "B40" on page 181.