THE CLOUD WALKER. New York: Ballantine Books, . Small octavo, original pictorial wrappers. First U.S. edition. Ballantine Books 03209. Coming-of-age story set during the age of the Third Men, a period of far future medievalism that is suspicious of science, technology, and indeed, of any change or questioning of the status quo. The hero dreams, from an early age, of constructing a flying machine -- a balloon -- setting himself up for a confrontation with the authorities. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 3-223. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 166. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 211. A fine copy. (#143691).
"First Printing: April, 1973" on copyright page.