CAPITOL: THE WORTHING CHRONICLE. New York: Ace Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace Books 09136-9. Capitol is a planet of plastic and steel, the home world of "a massive yet decaying empire" fighting "a distant, dismal war with an outside enemy -- and a raging battle inside to maintain the somec system, [a drug] that gives immortality to some and despair to all the rest" (publisher's blurb). This 1979 mass market paperback preceded the 1980 trade paperback published by Baronet. The author's first book. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 391. A fine copy. (#142763).
"First Ace printing: January 1979" on copyright page.