THE CUNNING BLOOD. Deerfield, Illinois: ISFIC Press, . Octavo, boards. First edition. An interplanetary novel of hi-tech political intrigue involving nanotechnology. The hero, Peter Novilio, is exiled from Earth to a distant prison planet (nicknamed "Hell") where tiny machines subvert electrical conductors, keeping civilization there in a pre-electric state. But Peter, forced into the roll of spying on the planet's would-be rebels, is a member of an outlawed secret society whose members have in their veins a powerful nanobot that may hold the key to saving Earth as well as Hell. The author's first published novel. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145922).
First printing has "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1" on copyright page.