MATTER. New York, London: Orbit, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. An agent of the Culture's Special Circumstances section intervenes in a war between low-technology inhabitants of a planetary macrostructure comprising a nest of concentric Hollow-Earth shells with internal, artificial suns. A "Culture novel that includes a small amount of explicitly eutopian description of the Culture." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. Minute bump to upper spine end, a fine copy in fine dust jacket with tiny matching bump. (#144834).
"First Edition: February 2008 / ... / 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.