GLADIATOR-AT-LAW. New York: Baen Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First printing of the revised text. Baen Books 65566. Text revised by Pohl. "A satirical attack on near-future capitalism, in which the hero is a crusading lawyer who braves the slums of Belly Rave ('Belle Reve') where the populace are sustained, Roman-fashion, by bread and circuses. Eventually he becomes a (literal) gladiator, fighting for the people's cause. Excellent, amusing detail, even if the denouement is a bit hard to credit: it's the authors' best collaboration after THE SPACE MERCHANTS." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 155. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-311. Berger, Science Fiction and the New Dark Age, p. 120. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 258. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 894-8. A fine, unread copy. (#142796).
"First printing, April 1986" on copyright page.