THE ROD OF LIGHT. [London]: Methuen, . Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. Sequel to THE SOUL OF THE ROBOT (1974). "Humanity is threatened by super-intelligent robots, who are fast gaining souls, and our mechanical hero Jasperodus must choose between humankind and robotkind. Amusing philosophical adventure." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), p. 309. "Concepts by Jorge Luis Borges, action by Doc Smith, sense of humor Bayley's own." - David Langford. Paperback original. Slight roll, pulpy text paper tanned, first and last leaves foxed, a very good, unread copy. Uncommon. (#156800).
"First published in Great Britain 1985 / ..." on copyright page.