(#146401) MATRIX. Douglas Rankine Mason.

MATRIX. New York: Ballantine Books, [1970]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books 01816. A tale of the future in which android "biomechs," and "spanners," long-lived surgically altered super humans are displacing Homo sapiens on an overpopulated Earth. Meanwhile, some of the decisions made by the Matrix's computers, now unreliable, are downright absurd -- and worse, inhumanly cruel. And there are so many of them. Could they all be mistakes? If not ... ? Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 195. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 326-7. Reginald 09760. Just a hint of spotting to spine panel, else a fine copy. (#146401).

Price: $45.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First Printing: January, 1970" on copyright page.