LORDS OF THE STARSHIP. London: Michael Joseph, . Octavo, boards. First British (and first hardcover) edition. A military dystopia on Earth in the far future. "The starship is centuries in the building; around the immense yards nations rise and fall, battle after battle is fought. In the end, the whole thing is exposed as a terrible lie. A weird, horrifying future of continuous flux, stasis and war. Geston's first novel [as well as his first book], published when he was barely out of his teens. Amazing." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 216-7. One of the major novels of the 1960s. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-434. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 304. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1261-64. Top edge of text block foxed, else a fine copy in fine dust jacket with mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#141857).
"First published in Great Britain... / ... / 1971" on copyright page.