KINSMAN. New York: The Dial Press, . Tall octavo, red wrappers printed in black. Advance copy (uncorrected proof) of the first edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Bova to influential F&SF critic, editor and publisher David G. Hartwell on the title page: "To Dave -- / with great respect / and admiration, / Ben Bova." A fixup novel of stories (first published between 1965 and 1974) about Chet Kinsman, an astronaut during the latter years of the twentieth century, which, along with the sequel MILLENNIUM (1976), are Bova's best known stories. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-68. A strip of mild sunning along the top edge of the front cover, a nearly fine copy. A scarce proof. (#154874).