CHIMERA. Mary Rosenblum.

CHIMERA. New York: Ballantine Books, [1993]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Ballantine Books 38528. A tale of the future in which America's infrastructure is crumbling, the underclass sullen, the elite heedless and greedy. "Rosenblum's brand of cyberpunk bears a distinct and welcome flavor of the domestic novel and the romance novel, a hybrid leavening of the subgenre's standard macho posturing ... Although overlooked by most critics when compiling the history if cyberpunk, CHIMERA is definitely an epochal second-generation instance of that mode, much in the manner of the work of Simon Ings and others. That its author was a woman is also historically notable, given the paucity of female cyberpunks. But these incidental milestones cannot compare to the accomplished storytelling and world-building that constitute the book's essential core." - Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #35. The author's second novel. Hartwell, 200 Significant SF Books by Women, 1984-2001. Mild crease to lower right corner of front cover and several to lower left edge of rear cover, else a fine, unread copy. (#146612).

Price: $25.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First Edition: November 1993" on copyright page.