SPACETIME DONUTS. New York: Ace Books, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ace Books 77775-9. "Free drugs! Easy sex! No job hassles! Some people just don't know when they're being oppressed ... A future in which staying stoned, sex-starved and stupid is the approved way of life, and the only way to get to the top of the heap is to become so small that you drop out the bottom ..." - publisher's description. "The America of the next century is controlled by a megalomanic computer and inhabited by drug-crazed proles. Vernor Maxwell becomes involved with a mad professor who shows that each subatomic particle contains the whole universe. The cosmological theories are more fun than the sex-and-drugs-and-rock'n'roll background." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 339. Rucker's first novel, but published after WHITE LIGHT (1980). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 409-10. Several small rubs along fore-edge of rear cover, tiny nick to bottom edge of same, a very good plus, unread copy. (#146372).
"First Ace printing: October 1981 / ... / 2 4 6 8 0 9 7 5 3 1" on copyright page.