LUNAR DESCENT. London Sydney Auckland Johannesburg: Century A Legend Book, . Octavo, boards. First British hardcover edition. Preceded by a U.S. paperback original and a book club edition. Steele's third novel and the third book in his "Near Space" sequence, preceded by ORBITAL DECAY (1988) and CLARKE COUNTY, SPACE (1990). "LUNAR DESCENT (1991), set on and above the Moon, replays the grit and clangor of the first novel with a lighter touch. Though Steele displayed a damagingly lazy attitude towards characterization in these early books, and tended to export unchanged into space, decades hence, the tastes and habits of 1970s humanity, he managed all the same to convey a verisimilitudinous sense of the daily round of those men and women who would be patching together the ferries, ships, space stations and space habitats necessary for the next steps into space: if, that is, the long project is not betrayed." - SFE (online). A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#154038).
"This edition published in the UK in 1992..." on copyright page.