WHAT ENTROPY MEANS TO ME. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. Octavo, cloth. First edition. A presentation copy with a prepublication signed inscription by Effinger to David G. Hartwell on the front free endpaper: "To Dave Hartwell: / A good friend 'with many / parallels for today.' Remember / all the fun we had in chem 101. / RNA, / George Alec Effinger / 5-27-72." "... an elaborate, multilayered work, combining elements of space opera, family romance and quest fable within a self-referential discourse about the impulsions and restraints of creation." - John Clute and David Pringle, SFE (online). "... a structural tour de force ..." - Hazel Pierce. The author's first book and his best-known early work. 1972 Nebula nominee. Anatomy of Wonder (2204) II-362. Review slip laid in. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. A superb association copy. (#157401).
First edition so stated on copyright page.